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I visited
a country

romantic people
live there

eat dinner
by candlelight

most days.
Cold shower—–

remedy illusions.
Where’s energy?

I asked
they answered

We have
strong plans

short, medium
and longterm.

 

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About the Author:

Portrait - Khaya RonkainenKhaya Ronkainen was born and bred in South Africa. She currently live in Finland where she juggle writing, studying, interning and/or volunteering.

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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

One Response to “Clarity on Load-shedding | by Khaya Ronkainen | African Poetry” Subscribe

  1. Celestine Chimmumunefenwuanya Victorson August 19, 2015 at 1:53 am #

    Short but hits at what we could relate to. A lyrical poem, so good.

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