SHATTERED GLASS — poetjla

. Every day the morning light bursts, The rays’ possessions flow from head to toes, Resurrecting you from lived dreams of days past, As you savour the seconds of slumber that last. Your unfolding mind consummates your awakening, With the growing legion of your numbing thoughts, Of an always that others can barely grasp, Like … Continue reading SHATTERED GLASS — poetjla

2001 – A “biography”

Inspired by the legendary songs of a bygone era. December 2000 I was straight out of Senior High School with plenty dreams and no intention of continuing to the university. First thing I did when the bus dropped me off in Accra was to leave my empty chop box and trunk at the station and … Continue reading 2001 – A “biography”

Please and Thank you: A Necessary Essay on why Chris Mensah, not Christopher Adonteng.

Before Christopher Adonteng Mensah became Chris Mensah, he was Christopher Adonteng. He embodied the name; wore it on his chest like a medal of dishonor, glistening every time he stepped out into society; ashamed of everything the people who called him by the name thought of the person behind the name, yet carrying on by … Continue reading Please and Thank you: A Necessary Essay on why Chris Mensah, not Christopher Adonteng.

ITCHY SONG BIRD ON TOP OF TREE.

In lucid dream, songbird sits atop tall tree overlooking all green forest.  It coos and digs it’s beak inside itchy feathers, violently pecking till skin break. The bird grows mad in frustration; burrowing deeper than common sense allow. Tail flutters wildly behind contorted arch. It taste flesh (relief, sweet), blood, then bone. Minute feel like … Continue reading ITCHY SONG BIRD ON TOP OF TREE.

Long Night’s Journey into Day: As Written and Directed by Hikuto Sensei.

A part of my own existential crisis since hitting the “growing up phase” full time has been meeting kindred spirits that relate to the frustration of just existing in your 20’s. On more than one occasion, these spirits have borne burdens larger than I can think to carry myself, and survived them somehow in extraordinary … Continue reading Long Night’s Journey into Day: As Written and Directed by Hikuto Sensei.

How I’ve Been: A Rant After a Minor Existential Inconvenience Followed Closely by Strenuous Overthinking.

Kindly disregard in 2 days...For all our sakes. This evening I realised I have been spending so much time trying to achieve what I perceive as happiness that I have not noticed at all how unhappy I actually am. I have been doing the things I think I am supposed to do: forcing myself into … Continue reading How I’ve Been: A Rant After a Minor Existential Inconvenience Followed Closely by Strenuous Overthinking.