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Poem of the Day: Cape Town’s Breath by Jolyn Phillips

Jolyn Phillips | October 24th, 2012 | a poem a day challenge | No Comments

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[tab id=1]A Poem A Day writing prompt: A Way of Being Free

I have gotten
Used to punk rock beats
Between blues, saxophone Jesus
praying in trains
for peanuts, raisins and banana
2 for the price of one

Belhar-Delft!
Athlone-Mowbray-Kaap

And the shopping trolley nomads
That hurries up Modderdam road

and the bath tub man
collecting dog food bags
and the gray-scale woman sketched with
charcoal poverty against the Cape Flats Nature Reserve
placard saying: THESE ANIMALS LIVE HERE
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[tab id=2]I am still working on the Bio part…But I write because I have to.[/tab]

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