Flight of Fancy

high on a fantasy
of fulfillment in futurity

and all I imagine

you and me
in synthesis


All Over Again

So glad you came
Mountain views at dawn are always grand
When I’m next to you

Started off with a little conversation
But we both knew where it’d end
In my bed

Can’t get enough of you

Northpine No.9 (continued)

Let’s lay bare…

Nothing but the naked truth

We’ll have to play fair

And go over everything with a fine-tooth comb

Find the self-confidence to show me your imperfections

Trust, I have more and then some

Swing by and I’ll fix a cuppa chai and black molasses brew 

I know they’re your favourite two

We can even roll up that good good

I know you’d like that too

Come over and let’s talk things through

I bet we’ll make a breakthrough

As long as we keep our intentions pure

Scramble for the Sahara

If Masayoshi Son could lose 70 billion and still go on to set up a 100 billion dollar fund, then poor me, who has lost some land can hope to – in coming times – have influence over the entire Taoudeni Basin.

You reckon…

At least that’s the plan – to be as powerful as Son and Mohammad bin Salmon all in one.

Oh well, what is the future, if not the fill of fantasy and the outcome of actions inspired?

Forward is where my sights are set since only the individual can impose limits on their own possibilities, fact?

And you were never that sorta guy, I attest…

True, if I don’t die, I try… and on my laurels I never rest!

In law, or in love…

Better if we stay just friends
So we can tell one another everything without offence
Because I can’t be your man if it means I can’t be a man
Or have to resort to blue-pencilling
Besides, who said to commit, one has to omit?

In law, or in love
My freedom I place above all
You say the art already has my heart and I love myself too much to ever love you enough
Well, what can I say to that?
I just hope the fact we see things differently won’t drive us apart

Sunset in Spring

I’ve been waiting so long for this moment
I sure hope things steadily obtained are truly long retained
And that the feeling we’ve discovered here, this evening, will never end…

I’ve heard that it’s better to deserve success than to have it
And that the sentiment of pleasure is stimulated in the bosom of the spectator
But you’re not a trophy and I’m not in it for conquest
So pretty missus, believe me when I say that I seek no achievements, only blessings
For in your good graces is where I find favour

Please don’t hide your heart, I beg ya
Be not as the flower that flings its odour where no one is present to delight in the fragrance
Or the gem of glorious ray that dwells in a dark unfathomed cave
Let me discover who you are
Be as free as a bird
I’m willing to go the distance
This can’t be evanescent…

No need for us to be perfidious lovers
And indulgence need not make us sodden either
So let’s toast tonight – gin or scotch – whatever takes fancy
And just like that song by Jill Scott – keep living our lives like they’re golden…

Watching the sunset in spring.

The Cobalt Case

Setting: A hideout in Hogerty Hill, Harare
Dramatis Personae: Emmerson, Robert, Mr Bredenkamp, Billy Rautenbach

Bredenkamp: Billy, I know we’ve had our differences. And Mr President, clearly you have some pressing matters with your wife’s recent…

Emmerson: Uh-um!

Bredenkamp: Right, point taken. Emmerson, we go way back. Anyway, I’m sure you’ve all been watching the markets and know why we’re here. The price has doubled and if my memory serves me right, this was always our shared vision. We are supposed to be the Cobalt Kings but we’re letting Iorich and them take the whole shit!

Robert: The Russians told me Pala Investments now controls significant market share.

Bredenkamp: The problem we have here gentleman, is a clear failure on our part, to deal both in present commodities and in future prospects.

Billy Rautenbach: Says the man who made it all but possible for Gertler to control Mukondo Mine.

Bredenkamp: We each did what we had to, although we don’t all draw the same conclusions from the facts. In fact, the interpretation of information and the definition of its relevance, is what makes all the difference. Besides, the Kabila situation was getting out of hand.

Emmerson: Still, we shouldn’t forget that Laurent made us all very rich.

Robert: With all due respect gents, I’m knackered! Let’s talk business, shall we?

Bredenkamp: So, the long and short of it is that all these tech giants need the wonder metal and the industry will remain dependent on it as long as they continue to manufacture lithium-ion batteries. I think it’s time we venture back into the DRC and see what we can make of this opportunity!

Billy Rautenbach: This surge in demand makes that proposition rather attractive, even though I do have my reservations…

Bredenkamp: Initiative is imagination put into action my old friend. This is potentially very lucrative. Let’s set our personal feelings aside.

Robert: Right, so tell me – what do you need?

Bredenkamp: We need to get in touch with Joseph.

Emmerson: I’ll make the call.

Robert: Let’s be cautious but unafraid.