Friday, 30 June 2017

If this is my last day.


If this is my last day
shouldn't I be out of my house
letting my skin absorb its last ray? 

Tell me what would be worse
strolling about in meadows green
or an hour long session with a life nurse? 

If today is the last am seen
I'd love to touch your core
with a teary sorry for when I was mean

Oh like a lioness I'd love to roar
so the whole world drowns in my song
for you of me to have more

And in death's stare, you who has done me wrong
are a speck of sand in the desert
a minority i majored in, a crowd i could never belong

And maybe am someones brat
but if this is my last day
I'd love to dole out the gold in me to a church rat
as I let my skin absorb its last ray. 

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

ImPerfections

Ebony
They cry "beautiful, beautiful”
And I cringe
Grateful for myopia
As I tighten my turban
Who dare calls a thing so imperfect
Beautiful?

O Woman.

Amazing Shots



An abyss of peace
Is the mirror to your soul
O woman

Hunch backed
Or fully curved

Your presence
Is unto itself, peace


Serenade peace
Swarm us
As we pluck strings
Of our modern harps
O woman

Hearts
Leaping with joy
Tears
In pride we cry

woman
Your presence
Is
A coat of sugar
When calm sets foot
A coat of mail
When war rages
Unhinging our doors

O woman
Our destinies
You shape.
Mightily gentle
You serenade peace
O Woman. 

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

How I Transitioned to Natural Hair In 8 months.

Natural hair is a second job. That said, would I be gung ho about transitioning had I known this?
Hell yeah.

My natural hair journey started when my scalp got singed. Now am not here to narrate the gory days of relaxed hair but after the unfortunate event, I decided to go back to my roots. How,is the question.

These are some of  the habits that got ingrained in me the moment I decided to let my hair defy gravity.

·      Determined to never go back creamy crack
I made a promise to my then quite brown hair(I had started washing it from home) that I would NEVER relax it again.Joining Natural hair communities on line helped in thickening my resolve to stay true to my roots. 
When I stopped using relaxers.

·      Got more Hands on
I decided to wash, condition and mask my hair personally. This helped me to get to know the porosity of my hair, what product worked for it and what didn’t work.I have nothing against saloons because when I need to get a protective style in, they are my go to.
·      Got scissor happy.
When you are transitioning to natural hair (as you are), your natural roots begin taking length and the old sick hair that’s not breaking off well may need a little help falling off.
I used to snip away an inch  a month for the 8 months till my head had a full natural fro.
·      Kept off Heat.
Heat can seem friendly when you can’t get a comb through your thickness, get your spray bottle, moisturise do everything you have to do but stay away from the heat. Most saloons here don’t even know what heat protectant is, all their customers have relaxed hair.
Take care of that mane, don’t expose it to heat. 


·      Hair Typing? Nah
Every Naturalista I know emphasises ‘knowing your hair type’. Whether its 3c or 4c hair comes with different curl patterns, porosity and confusing texture.Truth is hair is as different as ABC. Take care of it knowing its still unique however much you might share characteristics in the 'type' you think you belong to.
I borrow hair tips from 4b and 4c and stopped deluding myself from ‘stereotyping’ my hair. It is what it is. Know your hair,you can think about the hair type later.
At 7 months.

·      Moisturise.
My hair is is coily and this helps it breakage easily if it gets really dry. That’s something I learnt around the sixth month. The spritz bottle became my friend. I still water this fro and make sure its anything but dry.
Protective Styling.
The first few months when my hair was a blazing brown glory made me keep it in braids and twists. This helped in pulling up fresh roots and quick growth.This habit still helps even now that
Braids at 6 months.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Manny



You trifle with mortality
shun her kisses
dismiss her with another sip
of liquor
oh manny
you are running straight
to deaths conference.
An appointment
you should be less eager
to attend.

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