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He Regrets Marrying my Mother! OR was it the Alcohol?

“I regret marrying your mother! Rose, I regret marrying you!” My head froze. He called mama by her name. Like they do their mother – him and his brothers. I wondered why he had to tell me marrying her was a mistake. What I was supposed to do with that information. Her knees were bleeding […]

The Scum of Dakar: #MisimuZangu

Kenya was just dusting its shoulders after Kofi Annan had succeeded in talking Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga to forming a coalition government following a contested General Election whose aftermath gruesomely took away the lives of more than a thousand people. My uncle was lucky to survive the machetes that rained on his body at a […]

Only Yesterday

  There was a sun that shone on my shoulder Her friendly rays sparkling Our hands flirted, unashamedly Drawing love hearts in the profound air The grass on which our souls dined Flowery, Drinking the enriching dew That spilled its wondrous magic Upon our naked innocence Only yesterday I sat by the ocean shore Watching […]

Curved Painting

  Have you ever been to a well with talking waters That breathe life into your soul with silent words That love feels as sure as the sun in a hot desert But can get as cold as dew on a gloomy morning   Have you ever met your heart in someone’s And thought that […]

Ladder To Life (Excerpt from my book ‘On Your Way To Wise Road’)

  I have felt the heat of the scorching sun and the strength of the blowing wind. I have tasted the sand with every thud to the ground. My mouth has broken. I have bled, sweated emotions far much beyond the natural. With every drop there is a lesson, sometimes too hard, sometimes so sweet. […]

I Am Not My Tribe

  I am a Luo by birth. If you ask me which tribe I’d rather be, I’d slap you! Today, if I introduced my girlfriend to my mother, the first thing she would ask me is her tribe, not even how we met. Where do people get the idea that Luos are proud, Kikuyus are […]

SARAH

  It was the last thing I saw coming That look in your eye Smooth sail That smell I feel when it has rained The soil’s scent, delight Your heart’s a walking light You are the greatest story of submission Days come upside down And in my sorrow, your solace Gives me a warm soothing […]

Silent Ladder

Am moving to another phase of life Where sex is sweeter And the Bible deeper Here, people look greener But my head’s not growing bigger   Am learning what it means to love a woman She cherishes little nothings And makes bubbles out of dying soap In her world, little things are big Like the […]

Kenya, My Mother Tongue

  Was independence the end of political fights? Democracy languishes in her infancy You lie enslaved by tribal illiteracy Rotten plights Yearning to kill in the street For people who care about you not one bit Woe unto you who walks with a soul unlit Your poverty is the advantage of the elite   How […]

I Am My Own Man!!

  Pressure. That’s the word ringing in my mind. Confusion…and confusion. Am not sure what falling in love means anymore. But I am, it’s loving someone, right? Man-woman, woman-man, right? Men in my age live like they come from a different planet. Or at least the women in their lives make them. Well, we make […]

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