Walls 

I have a wall you cannot see Because it’s deep inside of me. It blocks my heart in every side And helps emotions there to hide. You cannot reach in I cannot reach out , You wonder what it’s all about. The wall is built that you cannot see Results of insecurity . Each time […]

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Ja-mwa

To my children, If your father is considered a ja-mwa (foreigner) in my mother’s land, And me in his mother’s I will curve my people’s traditions With my nurturing arms onto your skin, And rest you on your father’s shoulders that he may show you his. So when they ask you where you are from, […]

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The Concubine 

My mother told me Not to trust a man Who does not, In his sleep, Turn and reach out for me, The assurance of strength. So I mopped and mourned The night i slept over, For I had traded my gold To hear you call out her name As if it was wrapped Around your […]

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