a continental walkway between us.
Your eye, conqueror of all barriers,
Seize me for your delight
and I will linger beyond daybreak.
Come atop & take flight.
The sea is restless, abides the tides
& does not wash you ashore to me.
I will long for you beyond this life &
though they say beware, I want you
still. come again midway and leave
only when I am gasping, cut in two
Nkateko Masinga is a South African poet and 2019 Fellow of the Ebedi International Writers Residency. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2018 and her work has received support from Pro Helvetia Johannesburg and the Swiss Arts Council. She is the Contributing Interviewer for Poetry at Africa In Dialogue, an online interview magazine that archives creative and critical insights with Africa’s leading storytellers. Her chapbook, THE HEART IS A CAGED ANIMAL, is forthcoming from Praxis Magazine Online.