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awang’ : achieng

by L. Akinyi 7 months ago in social commentary
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a first letter

letter to an imaginary friend

my dearest awang’

i’ve finally done it! i have left the big 3 C’s all at once and i am finally left standing alone, no saviors in sight. i do not yet feel free. yet i am relieved.

cult of death

cult of wealth

cult of personality


the church(es) and new religions, the monetization of everything created in passion, the branding of self and others…

it has left me exhausted and ashamed.

work myself to death. work myself for wealth. work my ego for personality.

see me haffi work work work work work work…

where do i go from here dear friend?

i do not know. there are no answers forthcoming in this moment but this-

to write a letter to an ally of my own making. i’ve been playing gaude after all.

you were named after a clumsy mistake. or was it an urge for destruction?

i am learning to make many mistakes and recover softly. i feel i should like to watch you take shape, after you take root. then i shall tell you all the how’s and why’s and when’s of my days here. it has been 36 years and counting…

i am so pleased to meet you,

burn ever so tenderly.

your maker,

☉ achieng

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L. Akinyi


𝚜𝚑𝚎/ 𝚑𝚎𝚛/ 𝙻

𝚙𝚒𝚌𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚒𝚝 𝚞𝚙 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚒 𝚍𝚛𝚘𝚙𝚙𝚎𝚍 𝚒𝚝 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚜 𝚊𝚐𝚘 ✍🏾

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