“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.”
— Lewis Carroll (1832–1898, English)

If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.
— Lewis Carroll (1832–1898, English)

Capricorns and Geminis

They never seem to realize what’s wrong

With your head

Two more fingers in the air

You pull the trigger but you never care

For what you’ve said

All these lies I’d like to say

Before the thought just drifts away

With you, with you

Capricorns and Geminis

They never seem to realize what’s wrong

For you

A mother’s touch and last goodbyes

Reflections in your empty eyes are lost
In your bed

Daughters from a distant land

With secrets that you never knew you had
Until your death

Concubines and love affairs

Mean nothing when I’m sitting here with you

With you

Capricorns and geminis

They never seem to realize whats wrong

For you

For you, for you

Nothing really matter for you

For you, for you

Nothing ever matters for you.

Nairobi

Say what you will about her, but over the last few month, Senay can finally declare herself an independent woman. Her studio apartment sits above an Italian restaurant on the corner across the Nairobi Hilton. For about 1000 shillings a week, she can now completely devote herself to art, and more importantly, be herself. That’s what she wanted, right? Because in the end, that window she broke in fifth grade over a boy, that petty drama between her and Katrina over test grades, that day she abandoned her father’s 1978 Ford Bronco over a fit of rage…those things don’t matter as much. They remain simple memories from a simpler life.

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To start, she carefully arranged her new 450 square foot space, adorning the hollow walls with a collage of memories. The record player on her desk, the only piece of furniture in her apartment, hums Chopin, but it must have been damaged in the move because it occasionally becomes quarrelsome and hisses at Senay as she works. 

In her first apartment (the one in college her parent’s paid for), she started out with Salvation Army furniture, but now she doesn’t even have a couch. She just refers to her new situation as “minimalistic”.