Inclines (ii) by Salimah Valiani

Salimah Valiani | Jun 30th, 2022 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

Inclines (ii)

— for Shamim Meer

you call it where sky kisses earth
I call it land of the sky
is it the sky bending
or earth reaching

growing up by the Rockies
I only learned in Magalies
the older the mountains the smaller

that the world’s oldest
are the Makhonjwa
at Barberton Greenstone Genesis of Life

a kiss the majority will not know
and a minority of the minority will reach for

Poet Bio

Salimah Valiani is the author of 29 leads to love (Inanna Publications 2021), the 2022 winner of the International Book Award for Contemporary Poetry.

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