FINDING GRATITUDE IN 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, Atlanta, Georgia. Source.

Not having grown up in the United States and completely overwhelmed by the inhumaneness of inherent and systemic racism, I’ve begun reading up on the history of racial discrimination in the U.S.

At this moment in time, we have the medial “in your face” examples of institutionalised racism and its…


The River Lee in Cork: Image by the author

A whiteboard of words written in chalk
play hide and seek with my mind now
vacant and vague

The river, my alter ego, is mute
lacking in lustre like my vision once
lucid and lush

I marvel still at the thrill of parting
clouds — nature‘s protean colours
hold me in…


Photo by Stephanie Ecate on Unsplash

A Frenetic State Of Affairs

Drunk enough to tumble downstairs
In a frenzy of medicated freedom
I obsess in my frenetic delirium
Can I die of pain in the spine
Or wretchedly cramp to death?

My Appeal

Please, benign breeze
of cognizance and kindness
send reassuring whispers
to soothe and tend to those…


My chipper around the corner. Image: Sywobo

„A batter burger and a bag of chips, please!”
shouted under the glaring lights at the shovelling man behind the counter.
I shuffle onto the next yellow Covid social distancing sign glued to the floor.
Musical chairs at the bustling fish and chip shop.
Hungry kids, hungry dads. The queue is…

Sylvia Wohlfarth

An Irish-Nigerian soul living in Ireland after 40 years in Germany. A social anthropologist, English teacher, and more. With stories to share; and an opinion…

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