Kaneshie Overhead (Part I)

I arrived at the bus depot at the bottom of the Kaneshie Overhead with a few minutes to spare. We had arranged to meet at 2pm to catch a bus to T’di and from there take one of the trotros to Busua. I hopped into the front cabin of one of the vans in the…

The Hug (Part III)

PART II Every afternoon in Accra felt like 90 degrees, although I’m sure there were variations. To be out of Accra and it’s bustle was a treat, but to be in cool 70 degree weather was heavenly. I floated away staring into the Aburi mountains rising before me. I was mesmerized by their mere existence…

The Hug (Part II)

PART I The tour ended when we entered the farm-house from the kitchen. He grabbed us a couple of Castles and then showed us to the front porch. It was a small one but it had room for the three of us. I was too nervous to share the long chair with him so I…

The Hug (Part I)

“Heeeey! I didn’t think you’d make it.” He wore a smile that lit up his whole face. He reached in and gave me one of those squeezish hugs. Surprised, I took a second to relax into it. After all, this was a complete stranger I’d met on a bus. In the two weeks since we…

Texts II

You: “you give good hugs” Me: “i like to receive them” You: “no, for real, you give good hugs” Me: “so do you” You: “when can i have another one?” Me: “oh i don’t know…you know we live like an hour apart…” You: (sad face) “I know” Me: “cheer up, there’s always the Accra Mall”…

Butterflies

“I want passion so strong That it makes me wanna cry I want nothing short of Butterflies Yeah butterflies I’m sorry it took me so long To figure out I’m worth it ” “Butterflies” by Rissi Palmer [I’ve spliced this song some kinda bad but it works for my purposes and I guess I figure…

Literally II

To have someone take your breath away, literally, is a beautiful thing. I can’t explain the effect we have on each other. I, the poet- writer, I…can’t put this in words. And that’s hard for me to admit. Most relationships worth remembering Have gone down on paper. But this one…it’s baffling I don’t have the…