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Dawn, a poem by Rethabile Masilo

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—for Pamela Mordecai

In the beginning we Wrote poems
to air our visions, recited them out loud…
admired them.
Made love to them.
Yet, like gulag survivors…
like wretches pouring from the wound of Auschwitz
on crutches… like those who played dead
aboard ships from the coasts of Africa
which cut the Atlantic as snakes
part grass… like those who, in their lives,
have ever walked from a killing of innocents…
love persists and grows strong,
even as it builds on facets of life
that know how to have a heart say
in the beginning we wrote poems.



Pamela Mordecai
The poem is from Qoaling






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