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Emma Akuffo
Emma Akuffo

The daughter of a Ghanaian diplomat, Emma Akuffo was born in Russia in 1965. She spent her childhood years in Italy, India and Ghana. Emma holds a PhD in biochemistry and works as a Scientist. Emma enjoys swimming in moonlit waters, cycling into the sunset and creative writing, particularly from an inspirational perspective.

Love's Gate by Emma Akuffo

A coincident path
leads to a startlingly old gate
its hinges well used
yet soundless like brand new
A gentle but full breeze
awakens the gate
swings it widely open like heavy eyelids
no longer restrained
Children scramble on and play
as though airborne
Acting out scenes to the rhythm
of unheard melody
Adults lean against
the gate’s sturdy frame
re-aligning their lives
to oscillate in its time frame.

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