The Affectations of the Heart

You’re sitting in a bar on a Tuesday afternoon even though you don’t drink alcohol unless you want to die. (Telling.) You’re trying to be normal and it works for a while; you think you have everyone fooled. But you were always stubborn for the truth so you knew what you were doing to yourself. […]

6.30 in the country

I don’t know what it is about dusk. It’s something beautiful and mysterious that makes me feel whole. Dusk in the city is lovely, but dusk in the country is an enchanting experience. Perhaps that’s only because it’s a rare occurrence for me, having been born and raised in the city. Perhaps country-dwellers find it […]

Scientist or Artist?

When I was younger, I always wanted to be left-handed instead of right-handed. I had read somewhere that a majority of artists are left-handed and that was what I wanted to be, an artist. Artists were hip, and real and free. In character, though, I’ve always been more scientific, so to speak. Pragmatism is my […]

Do not go gentle

“Do not go gentle into that good night, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” – Dylan Thomas This is an excerpt from one of my favourite poems. It makes me think of the human condition. What am I here for? What is my purpose? Am I just a statistic? Have I left my […]

To the West

Dear West, That’s you, Europe and America. It’s your former slaves, Africa. We assume you can tell that we’re going to be direct here, so let’s not waste time exchanging niceties. We just felt like taking you on a trip down memory lane, for old time’s sake. Shall we? Remember that time you took nations […]

People

People are not one thing, they are many things wrapped up into one. People are not flat, or one-dimensional or black and white. They are not easily understood, they are alike and different all at once. They sometimes try to be who they’re not to seem more likeable, to feel like they belong. People want […]

prison

Hi. I  want to tell you a little bit about myself. It might help. I’m a prison warden. I’m also a prisoner, sentenced to spend the rest of my life in this black hole. You must be wondering how I can be both of these things at once. Well, humans aren’t only one thing. We […]