Once You Go Black

Please don’t go back

Photo by David Clode on Unsplash

My breathing was deep. I consciously deepened it to slow my drumming heart.

“Samuel, don’t fail me now,” I said.

Samuel was the name of my penis, a name given to it by an ex, making reference to Shaft, a character played by Samuel L. Jackson. I liked it so I kept it, using it with other women.

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Vuyo Ngcakani

Vuyo Ngcakani

writer, husband for 26 years, father of 3, grandfather of 2