Each of us carriesWithin our own membersThe machinery necessaryFor our personal catastrophe;Unrealistic demandsOn the people will love,Self destructive tendenciesStemming from a sense of inadequacyOverweening prideThat sucks everything we loveInto a self-serving vortex.Half the battle of being happyIt seems, is weeding outThe sapplings that have sproutedFrom our own seedsOf discontent.Read more "Seeds of destruction"
It will still be you All those months from now When life stops handing you lemons And hands you flowers instead. You. No other version of you Will magically appear- Counting blessings And being gracious. No The same you With a greater taste for bitter lemonade Than a nose for smelling roses, That is the […]Read more "Still you"
We can find a lot of things If we look inside ourselves; Desires to be loved Cherished Respected. Also desires to dominate Serve ourselves first Win every argument. Which one is the “real” us? Or do we pick and choose Based on what’s convenient for Each moment? Maybe we want to believe In a version […]Read more "The real you"
I do not feel at home in a hut. I have never lived outside Africa either. I have a Shona name. No English name. No middle name. And I insist on being called by it. Properly. English is my strongest written and spoken language yet there are certain things deep in me that i can […]Read more "On being ‘truly African’"
I do not feel at home in a hut. I have never lived outside Africa either. I do have a Shona name. No middle name. And I insist on being called by it. English is my strongest written and spoken language yet there are certain things deep in me that i can only express in […]Read more "There is more than one way to be African"
Hurt. Not necessarily because of what they are ( a repeated digital symbol in a primary color) But because of what they represent; Being ignored. And for some of us that carries more weight than others Depending, of course, on who you are talking to. Yet for some strange, sad reason, it actually matters. It’s […]Read more "Blue ticks"
The trouble with the narrative of victimhood Particularly when it comes to feelings of being discriminated against, Is that it tends to over-simplify the circumstances That play out. Creating perfectly innocent victims and unforgivably selfish villains And often downplaying inconvenient truths Or exaggerating offences. Its not there really aren’t uneven scales at play Or that […]Read more "Narrative"
There is this dirty habit Of replaying our mistakes in our heads Over and over As though to remind us of the details that we may have forgotten. And while it is important to be self aware, Its super destructive to use these weak moments To tell ourselves ‘who we really are’. Because it becomes […]Read more "Self defeat"