Tuesday 25th July 2017,
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Protest? by Stephen Symons

Stephen Symons 11 November 2015 a poem a day challenge, poetry Comments Off on Protest? by Stephen Symons
Open windows
breathe birdsong

the morning bulges
with sparked green light

then a flash of movement
in the foliage unsettles

the scent of spring
and the black smell of burning

catches in the throat
of a new season.

Stephen Symons is a lecturer, graphic designer and poet. His poetry and writing has been published in journals, magazines and various anthologies. His unpublished collection, “Spioenkop” was listed as a semi-finalist for the Hudson Prize for Poetry (US). He holds masters in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town and is currently working on a PhD in African Studies that focuses of the experiences of ex-South African Defence Force conscripts. He lives in Cape Town, South Africa with his wife and two children.
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