An Introduction to Nothing Matters a collection of haikus poems and other writings by DJ afifa

It is quite a while since I had coffee and a chat with Afifa and wrote about our conversation. Since then, she has been exploring what you might call the “mood” of Jamaica and living on this oddly unpredictable and sometimes unfathomable island… “Nothing matters” is a feeling that occasionally overwhelms me, living in Jamaica. It’s very difficult to express that feeling. In fact, matter is the very essence of our being and of the Universe. So that, in fact, everything matters! Thank you Afifa, for asking important questions. And please do buy her book…


Oneof the poems in the nothing matters collection is called earthseed. A reflection on growth life learning and change.

and then
you get to a place
maybe an age
you realize
that life is also living through change.

I am living through change. I have been brought into a more intimate relationship with life. What has changed my perspective the most is realising that everything is just matter. When matter is given energy it creates or transforms. We are affecting matter everyday to create reality.

In a way nothing matters because everything is matter.

I have been writing down my thoughts for a while now and I have been wanting to put them together in a collection. I was finally able to do it. I selected from my jottings over the last three years and named the collection after a poem I wrote called nothing matters. I wrote…

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