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Black & White

It is not a contrasting white on black or vice versa It is not the achromatic absence of light Neither is it a glaring visual void of hue It is the neutral spectrum that sets a captivating mood The essence of a remarkable spirit very alluring   An absence of color reveals a continuum An appealing visual presentation The calmness is utmost aesthetic The skin tone just right in grayscale The depth in the portrait is infinite   Script & Rhyme By Shedyk ©shedyk ...

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PEN MINES

Speech by Oduor Jagero.  Maseno University, School of Arts and Social Sciences 15 Oct. 2014 Good morning everyone! I want to thank Dr. Omwalo for his kind words about my book and inviting me here to talk with the students, and by extension,to all the people gathered here today. May be I should start by congratulating all the students for being here, doing what you’re doing, for achieving what I could not achieve. I failed to attain the required points to join the university. My marks were two points below the required. But a fail is a fail. There is no good fail. I had no luxury of going to the university through a parallel program. My story is humble as it is special. I was...

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Transformation behind the razor

A soothing reggae tune oozes from the speakers Its message far more ominous and compelling, Sharper than the reverberating razor in his hands.   He gently cleans it in the best way he knows how Pouring over it a glistening oil followed by surgical spirit Then looks at me in anticipation, an almost ‘are you ready?’ nod.   He drapes my shoulders in a black linen cloth Gently ties a knot behind my back – not too tight, not too loose A ritual that feels new and strange every time.   I’m seated facing the mirror pondering his next move Half filled with excitement, half fearing the shears in his hands Rumor has it, a slight mistake and the damage is precarious.   He gently lowers his blades toward me; I can loudly hear their mechanical...

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