CarpeDiem. (6)

Us dancing
Queening like Beyoncé
Blaming it all on the Vodka and the MaryJane
Dreading the hangover tomorrow
Enjoying the looseness of our bodies
In love with each other
In love with ourselves
In love with the DJ
Crushing on the bartender
Saying things, we won’t remember
Light as flowers falling in Fall
Full as gooseberries ready for plucking
Middle fingers in the air
As the song ends and I hear your voice
I laugh at nothing
I’m happy
I’m home.



Post image is an adaptation of a photograph by Huw via Flickr.

About the Author:

Portrait - MundangepfupfuKeith is a young Zimbabwean passionate about words, the power can they have on human beings and the world. Keith has written for HerZimbabwe, Voices of Africa Mail and Guardian and he also blogs when life allows him.


I'm finishing up a phd at Duke University where I study African novels, which I believe are some of the loveliest things ever written. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

2 Responses to “Liquid Blue | by Keith Mundangepfupfu | African Poetry” Subscribe

  1. Gwen S. 2016/08/26 at 11:32 am #


  2. obakanse lakanse 2016/09/01 at 2:10 am #

    a good poem

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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