Chronicles Of Gratitude

The voice in my head often tells me that everything I write has become dreary these days. I wonder why that is? Yet it could be true, because my life itself has started to feel like dreary is the baseline and when it rises above that that’s an added bonus. It’s a perpetual cycle of…

Chronicles Of Chronic

I used to write here a lot but it feels like pain stole that away from me. I no longer want to be alone with my personal thoughts I’d rather just engage in trivial banter and wait for the end of another day. I look forward to almost nothing else besides sleep because that’s the…

The One About Sli

Sometimes I lack the right vocabulary for the words in my heart. Love often has a way of doing that to people. It leaves the tongue dry and the voice box distorted beyond speech. Nothing adds up even though that’s not important in the moment. Deep down however the patterns make perfect sense. It’s as…

Cherry Plum

It was a momentary infatuation, that burned bright in the soul and tasted sweet on the palate of the heart. A flavour like cherry plum, strong enough to take you to heights the sky wouldn’t catch you. Space bound, floating on imagined hopes as the heart is gifted by wings from the attention of a…

Chronicles Of Strength

I’ve been called strong before, by people who said they admired strength. I hated it but I smiled, made some gesture of thanks and added that compliment to the pile of others my mind forgets when I’m lost in myself. Not quite lost in myself but when the pain overcomes my identity and somehow from…

A Letter From The Midst Of Mental Chaos

Dear you, whoever you are and for whatever reason you’ve found yourself here. I don’t really write to readers because I’m mostly writing to myself so you should feel honoured today. I have already awarded myself a Pulitzer for these musings so I’m among journalistic royalty. May my self aggrandising be excused by the fact…

Chronicles Of The Dancehall Capital Of Africa #WinterABC2021

Since April 1980 when Bob Marley chartered a plane from London to Harare and brought his band and instruments along to perform at the birth of a new nation, Zimbabwe and Jamaica have shared a special relationship. Bob Marley and his band would serenade a new nation with the sweet sounds of reggae and after…

Chronicles Of A Shona Family Tree #WinterABC2021

Growing up I used to see the kids on my favourite tv shows getting assignments to illustrate their family and I thought that was so cool. I knew I wouldn’t want the assignment of making my own but seeing the work of others was just satisfying. I’m currently still younger than 30 but I have…