School: A Trauma

This is to the teachers who put me on a pedestal The only ‘justification’ they used bordered cultural and racial This is to the classmates who sectioned off by sex With girls to the right and boys to the left This is to the headmasters who signed off on those papers Took bribes from the … Continue reading School: A Trauma

South Africa

I come from a nation large and strong Where we raise our voices in song Sing praises unto the heavens and earth With a dozen languages of different words Our people, we know of tragedy and pain We know more of loss than of gain Yet we seek not to dominate We seek a commitment … Continue reading South Africa

Spencer

Spencer was new to school and hadn’t quite decided who to be. Having the benefit of a unisex name meant that Spencer had also chosen not to identify as ‘he’ nor ‘she’ but ‘it’ or ‘Spence’. On the first day, Spence dressed in such a manner that its gender could not be identified at first … Continue reading Spencer

We Were, Now We Aren’t

I once was young and I was naïve I dreamed of a future where we would be Together we’d fight, you with me Hand in hand so sturdily We pushed each other to rise above The hatred thrown by the world at us Together we fought them using our love The assumption that it would … Continue reading We Were, Now We Aren’t

The Narcissist and The Masochist

Such twisted bliss A blissful twist The masochist and the narcissist She knows he will break her Yet still lets him take her For brokenness was all she had known And heartlessness was where she had grown Hopelessly alone, she drew her conclusions It was a world without love, only illusions A place overcome by … Continue reading The Narcissist and The Masochist

After Your Ego Breaks

A letter to you, darling, Since your mysterious disappearance, a lot has happened and changed. Not just externally, those are almost expected, but intrinsic transformation beyond even my wildest of imaginations. It has been a year of adventure, of exploration, of growth. A few days ago, these words came to me and many unanswered questions … Continue reading After Your Ego Breaks