Love me fiercely. Love me boldly. Surprise me with hausa koko at work. Fight for the last piece of soft wele when you buy me waakye from Auntie Adiza, just because you know my heart will smile when my teeth sink in with ease. Cover me with a blanket and kiss my forehead even though I am fast asleep. I may not be awake but … Continue reading Love me fiercely
It was there when I got home. My dinner. Two bowls covered with a napkin. I hate it when she does this- plays the dutiful wife when I have been a jerk. That ‘coals of fire’ thing they taught us in Sunday School actually works. It makes me feel worse for not being there for her. These days, she spends more time staring at the … Continue reading Soliloquy
For the unconventional girl.. I love you With your trousers that fit your hips but not your waist, your chipped red fingernails, and your ponytail that has three or more strands sticking out, barely touching your neck. Your imperfect self. I love the way you look when you wake up from a nap, the sleep lines drawn on your face like an artist’s masterpiece; … Continue reading Imperfect
Many people have written poems about death- with deep statements about appreciating life while you have it. This isn’t one of them. Besides we all know I am not a poet- I tell stories. It is just something that popped in my head after I saw this picture on Nana Kofi Acquah’s timeline. You should go and see his photo exhibition at Alliance Francaise- ‘Don’t call … Continue reading When I die
Inspired by a song I accidentally heard today.. Hey I almost called today To say I was sorry But I didn’t have the nerve to, Or maybe it was pride. I can’t tell the difference these days. I know I should have called earlier, But there were too many barriers- Your mother, our many differences, The things we both said to each other that I … Continue reading I almost called..
Inspired by an Instagram quote. I don’t think I want to imagine a time when I won’t be in love with you, or you with me. I will love you until I have become a part of you, and you of me, Until it is impossible to draw a line to show where you end and I begin, Because we will be two and yet … Continue reading Indelible
Based on an almost true story 🙂 I heard that you guys had broken up- you and Aboagye. It filled my heart with hope for a few seconds- until reality hit me. You see, the thing is, with you, I never even stood a chance. We are on two entirely different planets, you and I. Your legs have never been bitten by mosquitoes, whereas every … Continue reading I never stood a chance
For Akwasi and Mercy..
It is the night before our wedding- the night before the rest of our lives.
It has been a long road. I remember when we first met and how you thought I was a snob. I remember how excited I was at the thought of bumping into you on campus, at the very beginning. I remember when I asked you to take this step of faith with me and the dance I did in my heart when you said yes.