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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…

“Some [wo]men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” – Robert KennedyNo longer at ease.With the can nots, the should nots, the do nots, the try nots…I’d rather stick with the why nots.At least those birth some answers to…

The thing about embarking on a new experience – travel, project, idea, decision, dream, opportunity – is that you always uncover yourself anew.–“Why don’t you write anymore?”That’s the question that sent me running back here.The number of false-start posts I’ve had in the last two months are shameful…

When it’s this quiet, you know someone or something is up to no good. Plotting and scheming and devising plans anew, all for the amusement of what it/they can do to you.It’s like an airplane ride. You get on, make yourself comfortable, listen to the safety instructions – or not…

Why have you deserted me?You mean why have you deserted you?No, I mean you abandoning me.I didn’t. You did.Why does this conversation sound so familiar?Because we’ve had it many times before.(See here) Honestly, I’ve lost count how many.So you see, you keep deserting me. Where’d you pick up…