Careful by Joshua Nkwana

Nkwana Joshua | Feb 22nd, 2019 | poetry | No Comments


in childhood:
careful means nothing;
just play around.

in teenagehood:
careful means do it;
the only way to understand the language of fire
is through burning.

in adulthood:
careful means careful;
grown-ups know well when it burns
or broken
by staying away from it.

Poet Bio

Nkwana Joshua Serutle is a writer and spoken word poet, who was born and raised outside Burgersfort in Ga-Kgwete village. In 2017 he enrolled to Mzansi Poetry Academy to enhance his writing skill. His work
draws much attention on the streets and shifting paradigms on social issues. Some of his highlights in 2017 includes performing at SABC 1, Yo TV. Later on that year he became Top 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 and Avbob Poetry Competition.

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