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Anything

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: Today your smile was a little stronger, A little less brittle than before. Your hug a little tighter, Arms encircling my heart. Your pulse steadier, Beating to no worries at the time. I lean in to hear your voice, Unwavering as you ask me to stay. I can feel the resolve in your words, You are […]

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When more is not enough

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: I found more, When I walked out of the warmth of your arms into the freezing cold. I looked beyond you and me, There were so many other little things to fill up the space. I tested the boundaries of our love to see if they were real. I found addiction and obsession, things more powerful […]

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The Poetry Ghost

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: I tried to write a poem that wouldn’t remind me of you, using memories that were not tainted with your presence, words that were not covered in your scent, air that was not breathed in by you. How do I purge my poetry of you? You are a ghost that walks with me even when I […]

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The Shadow

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: 'How could you, Danny?' I felt a lump rise to my throat, choking me. 'Tell me, what has she got that I haven't? Is she more of a woman? Prettier?' He paced the floor of the living room in that annoying way, walking back and forth in three swift steps, one-two-three, one-two-three, as if he could […]

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