Curtain Call

The last scene has just ended and there is a moment of silence. In that moment, the heart pumps out thoughts that enter the mind with a whoosh and swirl around, stimulating reflections. Then the curtains fall, and the applause follow. The actors bow and leave the stage. It is the end. Sometimes, the applause…

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Journey to Freud

When you reach down Through the haze of melancholia Into the aching chasm of emptiness; When words fail to illuminate The roiling waves, The molten magma on mount Doom; When Danger sends mixed signals – Uncertain alarms sound From the bugle; When pain is diffuse, Plays hide and seek in the backyard Of the mind;…

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White Christmas

  Folashade tried to round up What she had been doing in the office  It has always been like that. Everyone goes for Christmas break. But for Fola, as she is fondly called by closed pals, never leave the office until late into the night. Even during festive seasons.   If it were possible, she would…

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Wedding Scandal

  Silence reigned. The clock struck eleven o’clock. A child dropped a spoon, the sound reverberating throughout the cathedral. Seun stared wide-eyed at the man walking down the aisle towards the altar. She was feeling hot and dizzy and it was a miracle she was still standing. This was every bride’s nightmare. Tade looked flummoxed….

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Earth’s Seed

Yesternight, I felt the earth move. I  felt her rotate round her axis. Am I the only one who felt her move? They say I am the earth’s seed. Aren’t we all her seed? They say my veins and arteries  are locked within the her heart, like the oak tree’s roots embraces the soil. Yesternight my…

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