mornings are not everyone’s breakfast.
it’s so confusing to say
the sun is smiling for the day
or mourning the night
as for those walking aside the road
loose vest hanged on their clothes
and light sneakers wrapped over their feet,
is much difficult to conclude
that they’re filtering fats off their bodies
or hurtling their legs for survival
but runners with ocean face
and tap dancing hearts
always know the edges of the sun.
Nkwana Joshua Serutle is a poet and performer, who was born and raised outside Burgersfort in a small village called Ga-Kgwete. His work draws more attention on the streets and shifting paradigms on social issues. In 2017 he enrolled at Mzansi Poetry Academy to enhance his writing skills. Some of his highlights in 2017 includes being on theTop 10 finalist for Leleme La Mme poetry competition. He won the CSP 2018 Open Slam King of the Mic. His poems had been published on Poetry Potion, Odd Magazine, Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology Vol 8, MuseIndia, Avbob Poetry Competition and Best “New” African Poets Anthology 2018.