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That Table by Itumeleng Tsagane

Itumeleng Tsagane | Jan 20th, 2020 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

The apprentice wants to train her teacher.
I am the table listening to the conversation as they sit around me.
The teacher is a good listener and so am I.
If only they could move me to the corner closest to the door.
I want to lean against the wall.
My legs are tired.
One is bent askew.
That happened when a woman I won’t name sat on top of me.
She was neither the apprentice or the teacher.

Poet Bio

Itumeleng Phambili Tsagane is a qualified artisan and a poet. She began writing in 2010 and began performing in 2014, in Setswana and English

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