Heroes

I saw a movie about us the other day. There were worlds rising and collapsing, Lovers hid behind brave faces but everyone knew. There were heroes in it too. In our story we never say anything either… But if tomorrow the Earth shook and stairs gave away, if lights flickered and night came to sink…

I Think I hate you Now: A Poem

There was a time when I was ready I mean I was READY for you. they could all see that attitude and BS ozzed off of you like stink off a shit cartoon but I was there. all that mess on your head, I wasn’t trying to untangle it I wasn’t trying to fix it…

The Jolly Ride through Subjective Truth and Objective Opinions

About a month ago, I guilted a friend of mine into watching እያዩ ፈንገስ ፌስታሌን with me. While watching the show, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. I have never seen anything that made me feel like that ever in my life. It was honesty; it was comedy; it was tragedy. It was…

Do Human Beings Deserve Immortality?

This entry contains SPOILERS for Dan Brown’s book Origin PART I When I received a ping from my news subscription ten mornings ago that smart man Stephen Hawking had died at the age of 76, I decided to play a small game with my Facebook feed called, “Which friend will share the most heartfelt soliloquy”…

Growing up Part Five: Existentialism and Evolving Problems

During the first decade of my life and I was living at my parents’ house, there was an old man in our neighborhood. He was from somewhere rural and he was an old man for as long as I’ve known him. He didn’t really have a home. The few things I remember actually belonging to…

March 8 and November 19

I think it was back in the second grade when our social studies teacher went around asking what we thought the March 8 was about. I remember a lot of students answering the teacher saying that it was a day where girls could do as they pleased. Like it was our birthday or something. We…

A Bunch of Stuff You Should Know About ADWA

እንኳን ለዝክረ አድዋ በሰላም (?)አደረሳችሁ አደረሰን And now here’s a bunch of stuff that you should probably know about the Ethio-Italian war of 1896 (European Calendar) All I did to write this entry was refer to my Grade 10 History Text Book and a bit of Wikipedia. I did bookmark a bunch in my copy…

Black Panther is racist, they said.

SPOILER ALERT: I don’t think  you can spoil Black Panther really but if you haven’t seen the movie and you plan to, you probably shouldn’t read this entry. A note to make certain readers feel better: I jump across several ideas in my blog posts because I do a lot of free writing. It’s not…

William Bullard

I got off work early yesterday, so I went to this Photo Exhibition at NALA despite my painful shoes. I got there late and I left quickly but I got enough spark to write this entry. The Exhibition was titled Rediscovering the American Community of Color: The photographs of William Bullard. They’re doing a bunch…