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Memory by Tumello Motabola

[tabby title="Poem"] The difference between a mountain and a ridge is in the way our bodies can sometimes press at night, the loneliness of the Caprivistretched in front of us like a sterile thumb. When we ran out of words,choosing...

Observations, In the Free-State by Tumello Motabola

[tabby title="Poem"] Those possessed with the body of a god – unchartedhad a slight clearing in the common townbrushing nonunion elbows against the novelistic cultureas only servants or visitors of a sacred place.We passed outdoor restaurants with smoothly cut hedgesmercantile...

Nigerian Novels by Tumello Motabola

[tabby title="Poem"] I know the quick thrill of a lovely dreamIt sets your heart in different places of hope at night:to long for sleep or perhaps never to wake at all.Imagine if those immuring trinkets around her neckwould shrink to...

Cigarette After Sex by Tumello Motabola

[tabby title="Poem"] Imagine if we never run out of drugsJust the two of uskissing in gentle blowsthe wind under our feet.Forever healed of love. [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Take me to Clifton Gachagua [tabbyending]

EVANESCENCE by Tumello Motabola

[tabby title="Poem"] For the nights I spent away from youI recall only an opus of beads that line your vaginaweaving my tongue into memory and nostalgia in my mouth.For those nights I dreamed of only being a dancer.We drank wine...