Ironic isn't it?! Why you ask? Here's why, I'm smack dab right back to where most of it began but I couldn't be further if I was catapulted flailing and screaming to the planet formerly known as pluto (Or rather the pluto formerly known as planet!)
I took a walk today. A walk down a dusty road that I have walked down more times than I can remember. A dusty village road that practically raised me.
Past the brook that I fished for tadpoles in - It has dried up
Past the kiosk where I used to buy koo and patco - All it sells now are shrivelled sukumas and tomatoes
Past the church whose name was too long to fit on it's mabati structure - It's now a school
Past the kinyozi which my brother went to religiously every sunday morning - It's now a butchery
Past the butchery where I got delicious mutura every evening on my way home - It is now a photo studio
Past my best friends house where many memories abound - She is halfway across the world
Past me an old lover drove - He didnt recognise me, and I didn't even bother to wave
How can a path so familiar be fraught with so much unfamiliarity?!!
Too far from home - Eric Wainaina
Unwritten - Natasha Beddingfield
Step by Step - Urban Knights
Ake - Wole soyinka (An autobiography)