The Performer

The Performer

Audre Lorde

I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't.


Tuesday, June 29, 2010


It was all calm….clear
We sat in the matatu on our way to town
Silence engulfed the spaces between our bodies
The looks exchanged only spoke of warmth…
As this machine sped us off to our destination

Then I reached out…
Placed my warm hand on your cold palm
You looked at me….intently but caressingly too!
As you warmed up to my touch
You smiled, I touched harder
I smiled back, the Nissan went through a bump
That spun my behind closer to yours
Oh! I felt like home….or was I imagining?

Your turn…
I wished the journey would not end
We stared into each other's eyes
As a newborn baby would when she's kindly requesting to breastfeed
And it is in this feeling that I felt like I had known you all my life
The joy in having known someone as sweet as you
In being in your company all the time!

It was time to alight
That was an awesome ride
I'm looking forward to more of that
But sadly, my poem has to come to an end!


  1. K8,,
    Attention!!! don't stick it too much in to your brain or is it luvrain? its nothing really was sitted in ma office and thot i would visit you Blogg and man did this lovey dovey ride Happen?
    This is probably going to be the craziest senseless and meaningless thing you ever read in your life.
    Did you know that in TORT- a civil wrong well described as an act or omission of a material fact ... -there is a wrongful act or omission known as MENTAL CRUELTY and you can sue the wrong doer and a liquid compensation (mulla) can actually be awarded to you by the honorable court.
    The evidence to prove that one has been subjected to mental cruelty are;-
    1. stress
    2. too much mental torture,anguish and suffering.
    3.too much dislike or LIKE of something.

    lets stick to MENTAL ANGUISH AND SUFFERING in relation to what am talking about,My dear if am in the office and not in front of my laptop am suffering coz i aint reading 'ma'poems--i call them my poems nowadays oooopsy!!!! sorry---i feel like have been subjected to the most positive mental cruelty ever and my evidence is TOO MUCH LIKE!!!.I cant help to wonder why do people go before the hounarable magistrates or judges seeking restraining orders against others who like them to the extent of stalking them.
    The POINT is i feel like Have been stalking your poems so U should get a restraining order against me before i sue you for subjecting me to mental cruelty backed up by too much liking.

    The question is who is suing who AND for what?

  2. Sharon!

    Aren't you awesome? You're literally making me re-read my poems again and again and thinking Gosh! Whatever was in me when I scribbled these gentle reaffirming but thrusting words!

    I can never sue my No 1 fan! You could sue me but trust me you will drop the charge as soon as I am asked to appear in court. Why? I will ensure that what comes out in defense is another gentle poem...that will sooth your mental anguish and give you peace!

    I don't know much about courts and all....I'm glad you visited me here...Thank you!

    You just made my afternoon Gal!
    Regards and Love