Next Door

He enters
She falls
He circles
She murmurs
He invades
She whimpers
He flexes
She aches
He threatens
She resists
He abuses
He violates
She obeys

He triumphs
She burns
He sighs
She cries
He whispers
She knows
He exits
She unfolds

He tries
She forgives
He tries
She forgives
He tries
She forgives

She dies 
He lives

 


from Born in Africa (Educall Publishers, 2000), © Malika Ndlovu 2000, used by permission of the author

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