shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


The muse of poetry-writing visited Teddy in 2002, while he was pursuing his studies in Nkubu High School. You can find his poems in Inwood Indiana Press, Shot Glass Journal, Leaves of Ink, and many other journals. He also has fiction works in Beyond Science Fiction, Jitter Press, Brilliant Fiction Magazine, Spadina Literary Review, Paragraph Planet, & Gone Lawn. His books "The Milky Way In Words" (poetry) and "Eve and Other Sci-fi Stories" (fiction), are published by Booktango.

Teddy Kimathi


Hands of time

Sometimes I stare at the road,
and wonder why it's taking all that time
to return you back to my arms. We've walked
on it for days, as we talk about school,
graduation and family. It definitely knows
I really long to see you back,
with your summer smile and sunset flirts.
The only things of note I've seen it bringing
back are memories of my old,
kindergarten bicycle, my grandma's abacus, and silent space.