i am living again
by Victoria Naa Takia Nunoo
yesterday i put my many letters
to which I got no reply to away.
then i pulled the curtain aside
and watched the sun pour in.
i made breakfast,
not how you’d always liked it,
but how i wanted it.
i added some more honey to my tea
because it’s not a sin,
like you made it seem,
to have a sweet tooth.
then i wore the jeans you said you hated
because i didn’t sashay in it
like those little dresses you loved.
and took a stroll to the park
for everyone to see my difficult uncooperative body.
poem: Victoria Naa Takia Nunoo is a Ghanaian writer and poet. Her work (fiction) has appeared in The Kalahari Review, Brittle Paper, Afridiaspora, and in the anthology, The Different Shades of a Feminine Mind, an African Women Writers (AfriWoWri) Literary Project. She was a finalist in the 2017 RL Poetry Award and a contributor to the PRAXIS response chapbook, Around This Fire 5.
photograph: “Sun Daisy (1)” ©onetouch grafix