Last Night I Gave Myself A Phone Call by Zibusiso Mpofu

Last night I gave myself a phone call I wanted to purge myself Hear my own voice lulling me to sleep Telling me to keep faith and hang my tears to dry ‘’They called me a fag again today’’ I heard myself say My voice hoarse, packed with weariness ‘’They said I’m an idiot for always being on my own’’, My voice breaking now, giving … Continue reading Last Night I Gave Myself A Phone Call by Zibusiso Mpofu

Getting Over The Bullying Years by Ruvimbo Janet Tuwe

We were on a family holiday in the Eastern Highlands in December of 1998 when my father received a call that was redirected from his office in Bulawayo. It was pretty urgent since it was a prestigious school in Bulawayo calling to confirm that I had been accepted to start my Form 2 studies with them at the beginning of the new year. To say that … Continue reading Getting Over The Bullying Years by Ruvimbo Janet Tuwe

Never offer your heart to someone who eats hearts

In life, there is usually that one person that you remember one day many years later,  and sigh  and think out loud, “What would have happened if I’d have been brave enough to give us a chance?” And you will never know the answer to that question because you never gave yourself the opportunity  to find out because you were scared; afraid that it wouldn’t … Continue reading Never offer your heart to someone who eats hearts