The business of redemption

We cannot redeem ourselves.There is no soap strong enoughTo scrub our pastNot enough self-help and motivational contentTo unquestionably alter our trajectoriesThere isn’t enough self-care in the worldTo truly make ourselves whole.Our stories didn’t need edits-They needed to be re-toldPowerfully re-weavedDecisively remastered,Where the marks we’ve made with our failuresAre met with the indelible strokesOf a Master […]

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August

Rushes.The blurry weeksWedged between a resolute winterAnd an ethereal SpringThe days are hard to markThe hours seem to burn quickerLate nights all too quicklyTurn into early mornings.No longer wearing socks in bedBut shorts still feel reckless.Too warm for a heaterToo cold for a fanJanuary feels like a lifetime agoLow key dreading the early Christmas decorAt […]

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In Limbo

Having plenty of optionsBut no solid leadsBeing tasked to build a fortressWith no bricks to spareAm I at the endOr did I just begin?Flailing wildlyOr flapping my wings?Asking myselfIf I have thrown myselfInto the brier patchOr a bed of rosesWhen I took that leap of faith?

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September

The time When the cold days Slowly loosen their grip On our neighbourhoods, When heavy blankets Are folded away Until next year, When winter coats Are sent to the dry cleaners. When the jacarandas Come out to play When the early rains Of the planting season Fall on dry and thirsty soil Ushering in that […]

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Curfew

That winter eveningThe Son escaped us.He fled before we could enjoy the sunset.He set far too quicklyfor God had given him a curfew.

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Delays

Setbacks. Things not going according to “plan”. We often hold all too dearly to the timetables that we set for ourselves As we sometimes fail to meet our own expectations or the standards set by our peers. Though it’s no fun missing a flight, repeating a year of school, growing up with a learning disability […]

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