tomato seed

picked from the garden round, red and succulent haggled at the market stall and picked again delicate touches flamed my heart reddened, readied each day but then forgotten started to wither and shrivel the once delicate touch returned as a ruthless throw that cast me to the ground crashing my ripened pulp scattering my seed…

moonlight with age

I look up into your face I wait for the wink But see it not And I sigh Stealing an occasional glance I bask in the warmth of your light Against the chill of the evening breeze Playing hide and seek as Each fluff of cloud passes You tease me as you look down at…

time binds you no more dad

you were right, dad tying you to a date isn’t right time binds you no more so what if you left years or days exact date of birth unknown it only matters you were here your blood in our veins flows who but are mortals with a span living beyond you and us a legacy…

I own the song

you took the melody away thought I’d never sing again but on my heart deeply etched, inscribed the words, my life my key while you hum aimlessly like a lost errant bee you left the music behind because I own the song (c)Alexandra Kukunda 2016

KEEPING YOU YOUNG

Your birthday walked Right past me I heard its footsteps Its fresh scent in the air And was it sweet But I dared not embrace it I saw it pass, waved goodbye No flowers today No card, no message no call While you waited I stood in fear and let it slip So you would…

DADDY’S LONG LEGS

Daddy had long legs. He took long strides and I always had to run along trying to catch up with him. “Rahuka!” He would admonish, making me feel guilty for failing to keep up with his pace. Then he would stop a while, allow me to catch my breath, and resume walking, setting his wild…

TO LEAVE OR NOT TO LEAVE

I do like to take advantage of any situation that causes excitement. Some are life changing and would not be taken lightly. But Overnight, we have become ‘experts’ on EU affairs, Britain and the Brexit. As a citizen of Uganda, which is a member of the Commonwealth, I am a ‘silent voter ‘. Divorce. A…