Hand in Hand by Charl Landsberg

Charl Landsberg | Mar 4th, 2014 | current issue, poetry | No Comments

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[tab id=1]we arrived quite early for the show
your eyes welled, wet and weary with tears
worried what they would know
so you bit back both of our fears

[restrict]we walked through that crowded theatre hall
afraid, you grabbed my hand after we’d kissed
that place packed to the rafters and wall to wall
we plunged both our fingers into a single fist

we held on, afraid of judging glares
unscathed we made it through the crowd
you led me down the red carpet stairs
forgive a heart for feeling proud

you’re no coward, have no shame
your sudden courage saw me through
of cowardice I am the one to blame
I couldn’t have done it without you[/restrict][/tab]
[tab id=2]Charl Landsberg is a South African poet, musician, and artist passionate about LGBTQI issues and the various contexts that surround people within the LGBTQI community.

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