A Firefly In The Palm Of God by Nkateko Masinga

Nkateko Masinga | November 4th, 2023 | poetry | No Comments

Poet Bio

perhaps a spark, an inkling
of possibility beyond desire

perhaps a raging forest fire

perhaps we slow dance
naked in a burning room

perhaps we try to outrun it all

the wars, the revolving door
of R.I.Ps and I’m sorry’s the

fires the fire the fir the fi…

perhaps we whisper
a sweet winged hello

a firefly in the palm of God

Poet Bio

Nkateko Masinga is an award-winning South African writer whose poetry has been translated into French, Bengali and Tamil. Her next poetry book, ‘Daughter Wound’, will be published by Hazel Press in 2024.

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