what brings two people together? – the need to be seen, to be appreciated, to be accepted with all of one’s humanness.
the act of allowing others into our lives is an act of vulnerability – it allows the other to see our attempt at making our individual aloneness bearable, our efforts at escaping loneliness, our need for community.
and most times, this coming together requires “work” – communication, honesty, dependence, and sometimes, the work does not bear fruit
these themes of what we have come to call love are what these poems attempt to address in a very simple, straightforward way
– Daisy Moraa
(written in late 2017, Oct-Dec 2017, the first 3 months when I went to work in Molo and experienced a lot of social alienation from my family and friends who were/are far away in Nairobi)