My Poetry Book on Amazon + FREE download !!!!

I am not sure I ever advertise the fact I had self-published a book on Amazon this past July 2019. Well here it is. I’ll share a little bio with you and if you scroll down to the end, you will be able to download a free sample, and some video I made – and all the way, if you wish to support, I put the links by countries! “On Love and Lust and Everything in Between is originally a series of 4 short thought pieces Daphné wrote between 2015 and 2016; the reflections triggered her creative-writing bone and she … Continue reading My Poetry Book on Amazon + FREE download !!!!


I am thrilled by the thought Of getting closer To You Even tho #ForAllIntentsAndPurposes Distance is best I am thrilled by the thought Of addressing You Even tho #ForAllIntentsAndPurposes Silence is best I am thrilled by the thought Of sharing fluids With You Even tho #ForAllIntentsAndPurposes Virtuality is best I am thrilled By early morning thoughts Of You Warmly rushing through me Soft and easy It does the trick #ForAllIntentsAndPurposes ©️ Daphné Mia Essiet, 2018 Continue reading #ForAllIntentsAndPurposes

#OnLoveAndLustAndEverythingInBetween – part4

There is something very humbling about being rejected by someone whom you really like. Humbling because after the initial shock, it forces you to think about the reasons why it hurts so much. Humbling because if forces you to decide whether you will allow this pain to morph into compassion or anger – towards yourself and others. After going through yet another deception, will you decide to keep believing in Love and convince yourself that it will “all gonna be alright” (Kendrick’s voice), eventually – or will you just numb all feelings by indulging in [insert here your worse favorite  … Continue reading #OnLoveAndLustAndEverythingInBetween – part4


Drafted Friday while watching Brandee Younger (Harp), Dezron Douglas (Bass) & David Bryant (piano) playing at #TheWestVillageSeries’ @ Cheikh’s. Edited at 3am Saturday morning, up from drinking so much Champagne. I tip the glass to my lips, Allow the champagne to burn my tongue, Then, flow down my throat Liquid gold – I’m gone. I close my eyes & feel the hype- Lose my Self, delicately. Moments of Harpsense. I close my eyes & feel the hype- Feel mySelf, indubitably Stop the pretense. Tho the Bass is grounding me, right there – My soul, aloft, quivers from the thrill. More Champagne… … Continue reading #TheBuzz


#iSurrender. To the Water, The Wind and the Sun. The Water. I drown deep and let my fears roll down my face. I exhale to the surface to catch my breath, inhale and drown time and time, ’til I can be myself again… #iSurrender. To the Water, The Wind and the Sun. The Wind. Infiltrates every corners of my soul. Touches every inches of my skin Blows through my hair; I shiver. Relieve the pain I was not aware of and was enduring – all along #iSurrender. To the Water, The Wind and the Sun. The Sun. So far yet … Continue reading #iSurrender


Isn’t it interesting how life can change so drastically in the space of a few months? How one year you are planning for future tense with someone and the next year you are just here, starting *fresh* cause there is literally nothing left but old pictures and fading memories. You wonder what’s next cause you are stuck, in a sense… not physically, but spiritually, which is never a good thing. It’s certainly temporary (at least let’s hope), and you need to make some adjustments. That’s also when *Friends* start moving differently around you cause your status changed. Some disappear cause … Continue reading #LifeBitsFallingIntoPlace

#OnLustAndLoveAndEverythingInBetween (part3)

In logic and probability theory, two propositions (or events) are mutually exclusive or disjoint if they cannot both be true (occur). Shall we treat Lust and Love as two distinct functions evolving in two separate systems? How both those states relate to Happiness? It sounds concurrently simple and complicated, hence the trickiness. In a nutshell, there is the Lust and there is the Love… and for majority of my adult life I somehow misconceived their respective meanings as well as mishandled their applications. As these two ever-overlapping “concepts” wildly encompass a range of compelling feelings, and because they (may) relate … Continue reading #OnLustAndLoveAndEverythingInBetween (part3)


The way you talked to me makes it hard. It makes it hard to get involved with someone. What used to be easy became complicated. You declared you did not expect a thing, but would give me the world… #IfILetYou. You affirmed someone will always love me. #Unconditionally. That it’s written all over me. You whispered *that someone* will kiss the ground I walk on, hold my hand and rub my feet. #Gladly. You raised the bar so high I’m afraid to look up. You raised the bar so high, I’m afraid to look down. What was easy became complicated; … Continue reading #InLimbo


I’m oversharing ‘cause, In reality who knows if We’ll ever meet again? From Now on Anything can happen… Your next move is inconsequential For what matters is mine Your next move is relevant Only if it includes my heart Handled with dignity Care for reciprocity I’m over sharing ‘cause In reality who knows if We’ll ever speak again? From Now On… Anything can happen… Although it takes the back seat I’m eager to know more For what matter is To let it out – to let it known – to let it lived It’s hard to eloquently share my inner thoughts, Even if many times Simplicity … Continue reading #IfUAskMeTo


Soft and Sweet. I reminisce the Brightness of the morning. I reminisce the Taste of drunk kisses. I reminisce the Thrill of sleepless nights. I reminisce the Strength of my desire. I reminisce the Warmth of Your breath. & your tender caress. I reminisce the Scent of your face. Your hands through my hair. You calling my name. I reminisce how it feels like. I reminisce how it feels like. I reminisce… How good it feels. For now. #FirstBase ©️ Daphne Mia Essiet, 2015 Continue reading #FirstBase


I want to write but I can’t right now. Too many curious eyes, too many thirsty ears… I can’t tell the world what I think about or dream at night, for it is too personal and probably… No, never mind. I want to elaborate about that thrill, about those fears, about what makes me shiver (cause it does). I’d love to prose about my inspirations, who I miss and long for and what upsets me. But right now, it is not the right time; And I’m wondering if… No, never mind. It is too Fresh and Raw, “Uncut”. I am … Continue reading #AutoCensorship


You know you made the right move to go #ColdTurkey but now, you are going through #Withdrawal, and that ish* hurt like a MF. You think you are ok, and ultimately you will be, but at that moment all Hell breaks loose. You know that some “events” have little to do with you; however, it does not matter. Your confidence is fractured – yet again – your spirit is bruised – yet again. You feel as all could have been avoided if only you had done things differently. Really? Not really. But you know that you were the best you … Continue reading #Withdrawal 


“There is no difference between time and any of the three dimensions of space except that our consciousness moves along it”. The Time Machine, G. Wells It is usually unexpected. You are suddenly experiencing an emotional roller coaster, a rush. It’s almost like, somehow, you are lapsing in(to) time, losing track of one of the independent variables of the SpaceTime Continuum. Maladroitly, you are trying to maneuver in between the lines, but every time you grab onto something, you slip and keep falling down the rabbit hole. Shit! You. Left. Me. Speechless. Me? Speechless? Huh? (#ConfusedFace) Am I trying to make … Continue reading #Speechless

#OnLoveAndLustAndEverythingInBetween (Part2)

I can honestly say that these past couple of weeks I fell in lust again. With myself. It is odd when you finally realize that your flaws are what make you special, that the imperfections add un je ne sais quoi to the craft: you mature into a butterfly. By discovering your Power as a woman you declare yourself to the world and this is the most beautiful thing that can happen to you, and those around you: it makes us confident; and being confident not only alters the way you perceive yourself: It changes everything. By discovering your Power as … Continue reading #OnLoveAndLustAndEverythingInBetween (Part2)

#OnLoveAndLustAndEverythingInBetween (Part1)

I sometimes wonder if I will ever fall in Love again. Some days it is obvious I will, others I doubt it very much. Let me reiterate: I wonder if, one day, I will fall into this reciprocated Love that feels so good that nothing seems* to matter anymore, at least for a while. That Lust that overrides everything and shields you from all the negative clouds coming your way. That astounding pleasure that lingers down your belly, tickling butterflies…  exhilarating, intoxicating, inspiring, rush of Oxytocin… Pretty dope, pretty sweet. A parallel world where shades of blue superpose and intertwine … Continue reading #OnLoveAndLustAndEverythingInBetween (Part1)