Touched A Nerve?

The boy, pursuing pleasure, through dubious forms of expression.   Sway to my left, sway to my right. I feel my beard oil seep into my white tee as I sway side to side, disconnected from reality. It’s ten past nine in the morning, my eyes, a set of kettlebells anchoring my jaw. I’m seated, neck…

Child’s Play?

  A victim of a dysfunctional childhood. Wait. What if? His innocence snaffled by those sworn to protect. I mean, Am I at fault? Restless, teary-eyed, compelled to a state of anxiety. Wait, Am I making this up? Discouraged, silenced, never to utter a word. Shh. It’s our little secret, ok?   Dear IyanuOluwa Folashade,…

Touched A Nerve

‘To evoke a strong emotional reaction, such as anger, sadness, or disgust, upon being encountered, heard, read, etc.’ Why do the words, or actions of others evoke such strong emotional reactions? Whether it be Anger, Disgust, Fear, or Sadness. Why are the uttered words, abstruse behaviour; why have they the ability, the power to ‘make…