Family Reunions

I wonder how many of my cousins have been touched in dark corners by the faceless man with a familiar voice Did they stand under the shower a little longer that night cleansing their now permanently scarred bodies and blighted souls Did they curl up in bed barely blinking willing themselves to forget until the…

Living through the Seasons

You ever so deep in thought that you catch yourself talking out loud to the walls and furniture? This has been happening a lot lately; usually I find myself in this state when I’m frustrated, angry and/ or confused. Now if this happens to no one else, please note, I’m not crazy, everyone else is…

I Went to Bangkok!

A little over a month ago, K and I, excited and a bit in our heads, arrived in Bangkok at about 1:55 PM. After traveling for an hour and a half from the airport to our Lumphini Air BnB, us being the foodies that we are (her more than me), set out to find awesome…

When she left

When she left my soul imploded leaving behind the shell of a woman who needed but could not care for love. Three months passed as though nothing had happened, like a quarter of my soul wasn’t wandering Kingston streets unattached to me. When she left, I sauntered Tokyo roads nightly. I searched for her face…

“Father”

Pity. After 25 years, he’s still blind to his folly. So engulfed in his delusions, he’s yet to see he’s inherited the soul of the man he despises the most. He’s a poor excuse for a father, a quarter of a man. It’s his name that tumbles through my mind like dead leaves on an…

And these dreams of mine, they never lie.

I dreamt of you last night- You stood on the other side of the fence distracted by a woman I did not recognize. I wanted to call out to you- to tell you that not a day goes by that I don’t think of you. That even by day I dream of nights where we…

The Cleansing

This time, I won’t lie in bed staring blankly at the ceiling. There will be no sleepless nights or days without eating. I’ll remove you from my sight, erase you from my memory; make it so you never existed. I’ll fill my bathtub with scorching hot water, submerge myself until these lungs burn and beg…

2:47

In my darkest hour, I sang lullabies and whispered lies into the darkness I spoke to the walls, screamed at my reflection, I spiraled into madness I nearly broke an arm trying to make sense of the nightmare unfolding: In the space of a month I’d lost a mother and a friend. At 3:47, I…

That Girl over there is So Dark!

  You know what are two of the biggest problems with living in a country where you don’t speak the language? People can say just about anything to you; this can be something absolutely sweet, or downright insulting and in situations like this, you’ll be forced to read their facial expressions, and/or interpret their tone…

Self Actualization

I’m one of those lazy self proclaimed writers who starve their talent and keep a head full of unsaid words and broken promises. I was about 7 years old, when I wrote what I thought was single-handedly the most brilliant masterpiece that ever graced the earth: “Nicky Elizabeth Parker: Lost in the Forest” Since then,…

Going Grocery Shopping

I’ve never been a fan of shopping. I’ve always felt out of place walking around a store, trying to decide on the perfect thing to get. Of all the things to go shopping for though, I’ve never really minded going grocery shopping. This I suppose is because I’ve always had my trusted list in hand….