Is almost enough time
A new person.
Over two hundred
Should be enough
To garner some
Consistent, persistent, resistance.
Those on the road
To the nowhere
The girls are now,
Didn’t they see?
Don’t they know
Waiting with Patience for Goodluck
Has left a silence
Where answers could be,
And empty beds
Where girls could be.
If they were oil, they would have been found
But they are just girls.
Or they were when they were taken.
Is enough time.
Image by graphic designer, Folasade. See more of her stunning artwork HERE.
About the Author
Jen Thorpe is a feminist writer and researcher from Cape Town, South Africa. She is a passionate advocate for women’s rights and has worked in this field for six years. She has an MA in Politics from Rhodes University, and recently completed her first novel ‘The Peculiars’ through the UCT Creative Writing Masters Programme. Look for it in stores soon.
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