A fat drying lizard
Rotting meat on a stone
Knotting my stomach every day
I want to walk this way
Past this brutal sight
Not to change it nor to fix it
I will never give it weight
And I will banish all superstition
That does not belong to me
Until days turn it into dust
Copyright © Nomzi Kumalo, 2014.
I feel you. Sometimes it can get up high to the throat. The daily routine. Have you read two thousand seasons by Ayi Kwei Armah?
I have not read Ayi Kwei Armah yet. So thank you for the suggestion. 🙂
The sun is out in Oslo city, BigLizzy. Can you imagine? When I read your message tears came to my eyes the other day. Sunless living. Kindness is by far the best quality a man or a woman can possess. I trust that you are well and thank you once again for your support. You are a star. 🙂
Awwww…sister, Nomzi! Thank you so much for reaching out to me today and your kind comments. What a sweet image: you, in the sunlight, turning your face toward the light and letting it in (just like the background photo on your blog here).That’s a wonderful image, which will lift my heart all day. 🙂 It’s sunny in Sedona, AZ, too. I love living here so much. Sedona is magical. I hope you can visit someday. I would love to meet you, sis. Warm hugs from your friend, BigLizzy
Tense and visceral exposition – nicely done Nomzi
Poetry certainly reveals and moves humanity. Amazing that you appreciate where I was at that moment in time. Thank you Mike 🙂
Nomzi, I really like your poetry and this new blog of yours so much, sis! You have such talent! XOXO
Thank you so much Lizzy. Now that brightened up my day. That you understand what I am doing, it is heartwarming 🙂
Nomzi-Sweetie, sweet SISTER. I know your heart, honey. It’s so full and rich and I’m honored to be part of your journey. You gift the world by being here and doing your work as a human being. I honor you. Many warm hugs!