A Poem’s worth

Each poem is a tiny surrender
A peace offering to you human
Something to slow me down
Long enough to remember you
Long enough to remember me
Home where we know that song.

Copyright © Nomzi Kumalo, 2014.

A Date

Fumbling through your unfamiliar rituals
For things you two would never honour
How could society leave you alone like this.

Copyright © Nomzi Kumalo, 2014.

The Sun still shines out there

Arm in arm in brown leather shoes
Strolling under misty autumn skies
Keeping to the mild golden pathways
Only the forgiving day demands of us.

Copyright © Nomzi Kumalo, 2014.

The Blue in Monday

The air has not moved since last night
There does not seem to be enough milk
In a fridge of drab leftovers and cold
To soothe a spoilt dull and overfed ego.

Surviving the borders

The salmon river moves this way
To finally meet the sea swirling
Without nothing enough to say
About what lies beyond the fjord
And lands rearranging regardless
Of how many die for paradise
To be in charge of something
Anything.

Copyright © Nomzi Kumalo, 2014.

Season of hardening

The loss of you sits perfectly
In the season of hardening
Learning what patience governs
The rhythm before I met you
For my life is finally mine.

Copyright © Nomzi Kumalo, 2014.