Fruits of rest by Nkateko Masinga

Nkateko Masinga | March 16th, 2019 | poetry | No Comments

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society insists we
pledge our allegiance
to appearing busy
to feel validated

you’re soul thirsty
so thirsty
to prove
your worth

doing thing after thing
rushed to accomplish
spirit torn apart

producing no fruit
constant battle
lack of peace


quench that thirst

nurture the
dry well in your soul

fulfil your purpose
cultivate your dreams
serve yourself

see the seeds
grow into fruit

This is an erasure poem I wrote while researching the prompt. I took a few words from each paragraph of my source article and rearranged them to produce this. Source article:

Poet Bio

Nkateko Masinga is a poet and a 2019 writer-in-residence at the Ebedi International Writers Residency.

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