Of feline impromptu history and quick(ish) recoveries

On 25th December 167 BC Antiochus Epiphanes sacrificed a pig to a statue of Zeus in the Jewish temple. The Jews were so mad at him it sparked a revolt that led to the first Jewish independence since 586 BC (Can you tell I’ve been reading Daniel? No? Okay). Last year I decided someone had […]

What She Heard

She would hear voices sometimes. Not always. Just often. They only came out when the lights were out. As if they knew that she would be looking for them, and they were not ready to be found. She never actually saw anything. Sometimes she thought she did, but she didn’t really see anything. She would […]

Sometimes love is chicken pie and poetry

He was following me. I knew why he was following me but that didn’t make me feel any better. “Madam nipe chupa yako.” “No, it’s not mine. I can’t.” “Basi ninunulie chakula” I said no and walked away. Then I stopped. Did I really just walk away from someone who needed to eat? Right after […]

Let it Go

My Love, He walked out Slammed the door shut to your face and your life, Turned to ashes what you’d been growing and tending for years Left you with nothing but vivid memories and cloudy day dreams His sin was chief amongst sins: Taking what is mine and treating it with disrespect He turned his […]