With their cheesy lines and naive glee

those big screen stories made no room

for this, this mourning of something lost

this crossbreed of terror and passion surfacing

where those actresses would be only smiles

She stared at the stranger at home on her left hand

it blinked back even in the candle’s ambient glow

A part of her wished to be the night’s centre piece

the other wished to be the ambience, existing

only to set the mood for the main event

She felt too weak to embrace all this

It overwhelmed her, the prospect of changing

her story, his story, her people’s story

What would all she now carried evolve into?

What would she lose? What would become strange?

What was she forgetting? Who was she betraying?

‘Diamonds’, he whispered like she didn’t know

into the pregnant wide-eyed silence


Where was the logical sense in grieving

as a rite of passage into something beautiful?

It didn’t stop them from falling

Each one a salty mish mash of longing and missing

of primal desire and her instinct for flight

‘Yes’ she said, after the fact

She kept saying many ‘yes’es; ‘yes’ upon ‘yes’

‘Yes’ to silence the unwarranted no

from the creature of comfort called her ego

She loved this man, and deep in a place

you could find only after much digging

She knew how precious it was,

this understated thing that only they shared

so she cried because the risk of losing him

was so much more than this weakening fear

of embracing her impending evolution.

– To Pelumi


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Dami and Dayo in Denver

Hi everyone,

I didn’t forget the video. My internet has been messing up so I am only getting around to uploading it today. 

This interview is a skype-side convo, not a street-side convo this time 😉 thanks to my friend in Denver. 

My friend’s name is Pelumi but she has a hobby called Asi in Igbo so her nickname is Asiiii 😉

You can check out her blog here

Asiiii lives in Denver and she introduced me to her friends Dami and Dayo who are best friends.

I had to keep my voice really low because it was late in the night and my brother was trying to sleep but you can hear me okay.

Anyways you need to watch this one because these girls are really funny. I think they should get a TV show.

My favourite part is where Dayo says she likes her personality and Dami looks disappointed at her and asks her ‘why?’

This is one of my favourites so far. It was really natural and they were feeling free and having fun.

Apparently Denver is really boring? Are there any Denver residents that think otherwise and want to save its reputation? haha

Thanks Dayo, Dami and ASiiiiii 😉