Changed words in a changed world..

I had grown up reading books of one kind I had devoured stories that in my mind Epitomized the Western civilization That reflected, in hindsight, colonial domination Others writers were nowhere to be found.. Even authors of other backgrounds Had their writing passed through the sieve Of the dominant narrative, they could not cleave TheirContinue reading “Changed words in a changed world..”

Maslow’s hierarchy of social media needs…

I am afraid that I am guilty Of falling prey to Maslow’s hierarchy Of social media bragging, where self-actualization Comes from greater success at self-aggrandization When views, likes, shares and followers reach a peak You’ve reached the top of the pyramid you seek Climbing through a bewildering array Of painstakingly curated photographs that say ThatContinue reading “Maslow’s hierarchy of social media needs…”

Thou Shalt Not Share Your Troubles…

I had troubles in my life that made It difficult for me to wade Through life’s stormy oceans Worry was my predominant emotion Unfortunately in retrospect I now see How annoying I used to be Talking compulsively about my woes To family and friends, anyone who was close I don’t know if I was lookingContinue reading “Thou Shalt Not Share Your Troubles…”