I woke up rather frozen and shaken
The whole night was full of ecstasy
Coupled with bizarre twists, turns
And acrid sweat

My stomach felt heavy
As my back ached
My head couldn’t resonate well

I laid there in the sheets
Though felt cold and naked

The room was all dingy and scary
With brown bottles strewn all over
The place and looked like hell on earth

I reminisced what took place over night
And shed a golden tear
My dignity had been taken away
Because I was pushed to the wall
By lack of basic needs, at my family’s

And since it has come,
This is my office,
From now on.

© mburu kamau