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Timeless wisdom from Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran. Written and first published in 1925 in Arabic. Also translated as “The New Deal”. Questions to consider on democracy, life, change, influence. Reading and adaption by Jemila Abdulai. https://soundcloud.com/misscircumspect/khalil-gibran-the-new-frontier

We danced. For months on end.The tango, the waltz, even salsa’d it upAmidst the swirling shadows, intoxicated by tuneDaylight? T’was always the dark we cravedGrinding against each other – wanting, denying, no sleeping tonightHeavy breaths in sync, bass tempo till lightStaring. Breathing the other in. Intimate, strange.Enveloped, conspiring; tearing…

Grand plans.That’s what we had.Of where we’d end up, how we’d end up, when we’d end up.I mean, we said “let’s leave it to Allah, let’s wait and see”.But really, the levers in our mind had long clanked away.Breaking news:I will never be Ghanaian, African [insert whatever label]…

Poetry finally chased me down and caught hold of me :) Inspired by the movie “P.S. I Love You.” Consider it a double entendre ;)–Hello againIt’s been a long while I have seen so much, experienced so much Met people who reminded me of you Many times I’ve…

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