It is better to have loved by Nkululeko Zondi

Nkululeko Zondi | May 7th, 2022 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

It is better to have loved
and to have lived lively
than to imagine how it
would have been like
and wonder about
the difference or
the difference
it would have
made in
one’s
life

Poet Bio

Nkululeko Zondi is an HIV/Aids Educator at the City of Johannesburg Municipality and an Occupational Journalism student at Fray College of Communications, he was born in Durban and grew up in Soweto, Johannesburg. A former undergraduate student from the University of Johannesburg, he holds a BA (Anthropology and Psychology) from the University of South Africa. He writes poetry and non-fictional prose in both isiZulu and English; and has been published in numerous online literary publications such as Poetry Potion, Avbob Poetry, Kalahari Review, Fundza.mobi, Aerodrome, Noisemedium, consciousness.co.za amongst others and anthologies like Dear, South Africa (2015) and the upcoming Between the Silence: Poetry for Human Rights (2021) as well as various South African newspapers like the Mail & Guardian, the Star, Sowetan, the New Age, Citizen and the Daily Maverick.

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