Monthly Archives: December 2002

Offerings

taking pennies in Sunday offerings from little boys to put in coffers for feeding those who take souls from little boys who put their pennies in Sunday offerings. ~ cj 2002.12.31 Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook … Continue reading

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Half A Life Later

today, half a life later comes the first time i take out the pain. strong enough to seek, willing to consider a long buried truth; the impact of the profound loss of you. half a life later i recognize your … Continue reading

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Moving On

When someone moves out, moves on from my life I frantically clean after they depart move furniture around change how rooms look here and there, big and small, discard and replace rearrange my belongings so they look refreshingly new vary … Continue reading

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Empty Room

downstairs, just under my office, where i now work hard to fill my empty life, are two rooms, also empty, that i can hardly bear to enter. if there were any way at all, i’d burn them off my house. … Continue reading

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Flooding

memories     flooding         seeping             oozing                 creeping     lurking         leaking             slithering                 sneaking     grating         mocking             harassing                 shocking     haunting         nagging             biting                 dragging     gnawing         worming             clutching                 storming     draining         gushing             thrashing                 pushing     choking         stunning             stabbing                 running     flying         rushing             racing                 crushing     beating         savaging             kicking                 ravaging     pummeling         battering             pounding … Continue reading

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Fountains of Youth

skipping, jumping, hopping streams of water in a fountain like small children playing hide seek in one side and out the other always seem so very different like no pattern quite deceiving but they always slowly return if you stand … Continue reading

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No Feelings!

do you remember shrieking “no feelings!”? in my face in my ear shoving my heart across the room of our life pushing it down kicking it hard slicing right through creating a small, whimpering, tail-tucked puppy out of the soft, … Continue reading

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Clean

when you leave i inhale deeply the delicious clean you’ve left behind your presence lingers for days after you’re gone it’s not just the clean that you leave behind you’ve also left me a little strength and a smile that … Continue reading

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How Is It Fair?

On 19 August, a Sharia court of appeal in Funtua, Katsina State, Nigeria, took the decision to uphold the sentence of death by stoning imposed on Amina Lawal. how is it fair that i should pay with my life for … Continue reading

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