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Love Is A Journey: 11 Days of Love and Tar (Part 3)

It’s 5am and we are gunning it full speed from Polokwane to the Groblersdal border gate. The journey is about 206km. This means about two and half hours of thinking time. Its fascinating how much time the open road gives one to reflect and question their own actions. The first thought on both our minds […]

The Anthology of Breaking: Who Am I To Instruct God?

*** There is a universe where you exist better You have loving parents You are not neglected Your mother does not call you a demon Your father does not leave You are not in pain   I pray that God guides you I pray that God keeps you   I keep my prayers brief, however […]

Is Chivalry Dead?

‘Chivalry’ – noun “the medieval knightly system with its religious, moral, and social code.” According to the Cambridge dictionary, chivalry is “very polite, honest, and kind behaviour, especially by men towards women”. This definition hits closer to the question, is chivalry dead? Is it? Did it ever exist? I recently met up with, somebody that […]

Dirty Thoughts Pt. 2

There’s been a silence in my living room since I asked the man I love to fuck another woman while I sit comfortably in the corner of the room. He has not moved or said a word for at least 5 minutes and I’m starting to worry. I can’t read the expression on his face […]

Getting Older Scares Most of Us

The notion of running out of time and supposedly having less energy for the things that used to come easy to us. Age comes with pressure. Where are you in your life, what have you achieved, are you married and do you have kids? Throughout my 20s, I ‘lived’. I had fun, only did work […]

The Anthology of Breaking: Praise Be

*** There is a universe where you exist better You have loving parents You are not neglected Your mother does not call you a demon Your father does not leave You are not in pain   Praise be Dear God. Please! Please God. Let him be the one. Let him be my dream.   I […]

Father, Daughter, Love

I grew up in a society where black fathers were shunned because of their lack of support and availability. It is said that a father figure is rare where black women are concerned and that in turn, deprives them of the teachings from a male on how life works especially where men are concerned. Not […]

Love Is A Journey: 11 Days of Love and Tar (Part 2)

This is one of those moments in a relationship when we both know that this question requires no response. So we switch off comms and keep riding. After about 4 hours of rain, yes it took us 6 hours JUST to get to Polokwane from Jozi in those conditions. As a side note when riding […]

Love Is A Journey: 11 Days of Love and Tar (Part 1)

It’s the 28th of December and we are having dinner at a Jozi spot. We’ve just spent the entire day packing everything from our two bedroomed apartment in Fourways onto the back of a van and into a storage container. We are tired, elated and anxious all at once, because what lies ahead of us […]

Control

We’ve been chatting all afternoon about fucking and I’ve been grinning at my screen like a naughty school girl. After a long thread of erotic texting he says he wants to see me and I agree because I’ve been craving his kisses all week long. With excitement, I get off the couch to rid myself […]

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