Finger on the Pulse — May 18

A lot has been happening in my life lately. Well, probably a lot has been happening in everyone’s life lately — but I can only speak expertly on my own life. One thing I have been thinking about in the past month is rhythm, the rhythm of life. What determines the beat that we dance…

The Blooming Pouis of Mona (Of Love, Poetry and Rejection)

Note: This piece was originally written and published in September 2015 as part of the Bloom Series on the Pen & Purple Rains blog. On Monday January 19th, after I had excitedly Instagrammed a photo captioned last first day of college, I made my way to my first poetry class at the University of the West Indies (UWI)…

Addicted

  i woke up one morning no longer in control of my own life i could not leave the bed without swallowing a swig couldn’t work for an hour without stealing a sip then i chanced on the brewers waxing lyrical about how they were connecting the world yet their concoction left my body more…