Homeless by Wanga Fosiko

Wanga Fosiko | Mar 9th, 2020 | poetry | No Comments


For the first 11 years of my life I lived in Malawi

I stayed in 2 cities and 1 small town

I went to 13 different schools

Learnt to speak 3 languages

And did not live in one house longer than 2 years

I learnt that everything is temporary

In my 12th year I moved to South Africa,

I went t one school for 6 years

I stayed in one house for longer than two years

I learnt that adventure is permanent

In my 17th year my parents moved back to Malawi

I stayed with my best friend for a year

I learnt that family is more than blood

University has been my biggest adventure so far

I stay at res

I stay at my best friend’s house

I stay in Malawi

My heart learnt to be multidimensional with its love

Every time someone asks where I am from,

I fight the urge to explain that I do not have a specific place I call home

My home is not one structure

My home is made of heartbeats, hugs, words of affirmation

Complete acceptance and belonging.

My home is within the hearts of those I love

And it keeps growing every day

So next time someone asks

Where I am from

I think the right answer is

I am from where I am loved.

Poet Bio

Wanga Fosiko is a poet and student at The University of Johannesburg

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