Do you wanna know how much my heart weighs Di-sect me open , while counting how many scars life has tattooed on me Do you wanna know how many litres of tears have cascaded down these eyes How I hug myself at night, in the dark When all is silent
Earlier today I stumbled on Namupolo’s tweet and mused. Here’s the outcome: “I want a square circle” – Namupolo I want a sunny moon with little stars that dance to the sound of the blowing wind as friends I want roads that lead to the paradise my imagination has birthed
When you walked away You took all my colour with you And left my heart stone cold grey I have since forgotten how sunny yellow used to be Or how cute cerise used to paint my life with joy The blue never ending skies And happy laughs As we lay
Pushed me out the nest Fearing the unknown Mistook your actions In hindsight, you did what had to be done I grew a backbone Woman! I am because you are.
You say take a right, I take a sho’t left When pictures were being painted and genders were stereotyped I was there bending my inner iron in the direction you didn’t want it to bend I cut myself out of your equations, out of your unreasonable reasoning Do understand the
We are the fights within us The constant turmoil Self doubt Pity And God knows whatever else demons we face Tame them as we may They see the joy in us They creep up Slowly, they subdue it Drown it Kill it The rays become grime And we become grinches
Shut eyes bless me with green grass and never ending skies Universes I can bend and paint till the contention of my heart Until daylight creeps up and pops the bubbles I blew in the night With a thud, reality creeps in It’s vines like a beanstalk squeeze and crawl