You spend time, years, months and days pining for it, hoping for it. Hopelessly. When you last thought you had it in hand, and it slipped away, tearing out a hole in you as it fled into the clear, crisp light of day. Away. You dreamed about it on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and on every […]
Do not be careless. Frailty, propped up by hope, and that wish for some fairy tale ending, suggests that one handle with care and if you cannot do this, for this person, for you, then let them go. I fear, though, it may be too late…
You slipped in. Somewhere between laughter, witty comebacks, age-jabs, whatsapp connections, long talks about everything and nothing, you slid into place. Settled in. To stay, it seems. Immovable. Braced against attempts to displace you.
My dearest Toni, You have been there for me when nobody else was… at a time when so much was happening to me, around me, against me… you stayed smiling with me. Friends like you are so rare, sweet, kind, loving and non-judgmental. Austin is so lucky to have you in his life, as am […]
I said goodbye, and your blink never happened. You missed it as my face closed, and the shadows within my heart, shuttered over it, inflamed by your indifference and your missing awareness. I remember the moment that my goodbye became final, when I realized that no matter how hard or how long I knocked, you […]
I saw him hit her and I couldn’t stop myself. I had to say something. Here is what happened. It was almost 11:00 pm, and we were headed back home after staying a short while at Jams Addis to celebrate their 1-year anniversary, and to support my friend’s reggae band (resident band performing on Thursdays […]