Loop

It is the same thing over and over again just an unending cycle of starts and stops an unhindered loop of beginnings and endings it is all a rotation of war and peace. But maybe we weren’t meant for this this disturbance of never living in peace. A Palestinian plants flowers in spent rocket shells,…

Guest posting and other cool links

I am deliriously happy to announce my guest posting feature over at The Real G Inc. I met this cool guy who owns the blog, at a Storymoja Hay Festival meeting where I, by the way, am interning (whoop whoop!). So we got to talking and he expressed his wish to have more poetry on his blog. I…

Endeavours in French

Nous Sommes Fous Tu es extrêmement timbré, je te dis Si tu crois que je suis de retour Quelles fariboles! Tu me rends impuissante Avec tes mots qui m’aveuglent Qui ambiancent mon cœur Et dans l’état de confusion J’oublie tous tes crimes. Tu es fou, je le sais, fou de moi Et moi aussi, je…

Last Friday Night

Well, as I’d mentioned, last Friday (17th of May) I performed my first piece. It was amazing and scary, exciting and such fun, all at the same time. I was one half of a duet and we did pretty well for first timers. I barely remember being aware of myself during the whole thing but…

Neuroscience- Looking into my head

Synesthesia is a surreal blending of sensation, perception and emotion. Because we live in God’s magical cauldron, we are all different in beautiful, special ways. In my new favourite neuroscientist’s (V. S. Ramachandran’s) words: Some of us are synesthetes, experiencing the world in extraordinary ways, seeming to inhabit a strange no-man’s-land between reality and fantasy. They…

When your hair don’t shine

Let’s play a little game called ‘I have been’. I’ll go first, okay? I have been so down that my hair lost its shine. I fact, I am so down right now, my hair’s so dull and sad. The first reason is that I spent so much money on a certain cosmetic product mistaking it…

How to wait

Have you ever not looked forward to something for such a long time, allowed it to grow into an evil, undefeatable monster in your mind that when that moment comes you might just pass out and die? I haven’t. OK. I have. Like three thousand times already. So when my ‘that moment’ came this week,…