Saturday, January 10, 2015


We tend to worship bravery
Like it is a silk pair of pajamas
Instead of the soft cotton underwear we wear everyday
I have heard people say
"Oh Mukisa, you're so brave!"
I am brave to put my health first
I am brave to undergo my first surgery ever
I am brave to recover well and quickly
But others' silk pajamas
Are my soft cotton panties
I can't let fear stop me from being me
I can't fear stop me from being
From breathing easy
From living
From giving
From loving
Bravery is not a deity
It is mortal
It is US
So put on your soft cotton underwear
And enjoy your day.