Tag Archives: Elsie

A Day Like This

Post Views = 3738 A day like this, slightly over ten years ago, a baby kicked her legs in the air when she escaped her mother’s vagina and let out a shriek. Not the kind of shrilly cry that irritates, but one that brought joy because it was a sign of life, brought into a world, a terrible world. She …

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Fatherhood and in-laws

Post Views = 1590Last week Tuesday was Elsie’s birthday. The little woman turned 10. She started being cheeky even before hitting nine. At nine she was on Facebook; something that worried me as a father. I had to call her mother, who by the way never gave a shit about her being on Facebook. Given that she is a knucklehead, …

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Breaking Bad

Post Views = 645We sit by the fire place. She keeps poking the fire with a long rod. Her brown skin glows against the light of the flames. Elsie is asleep in my arms. There is much silence decorating the room since we sat here three hours ago. Time has passed before I last laid my eyes on her. Everything …

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For better, for worse

Post Views = 2258For a while now I have become just like any slob doing their numerous rounds on this earth. Slothful and lacking mindfulness because shit gets somewhere and you can no longer help yourself but cut the slack and bend over to let life rummage your butt. It gets to a point where happiness seems to breathe around …

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May she live

Post Views = 1010On Fridays I usually go down to the National Museum for some writing nourishment with other writers at the Writers Guild. Over time, I have developed this obsession of attending their meetings. I bully people and things around, I talk too much, I joke a lot and learn much. That is me, getting comfortable in crowds. Before, …

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Tears of a bleeding heart

Post Views = 923Tears of a bleeding heart Last night I talked to Elsie. Nothing would describe the kind of happiness that swept through me now that she had gotten over her rancour and talked to me like old times. I had missed her soft voice, something that I held unto for two years. Last December her momma didn’t bring …

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