Two poems by Londiwe Majozi

Anywhere

Be there
Being there
Meaning much
And nothing

I’ll be there.
There for you.
I’m here
Where is here?

Am I there?
Where are you?
Not with me. Not here.
So where?
Not here.
Maybe there.

But not here.

 

Because

Not:

Because I love you
Because you tempt me
Because you stole me
Because I promised
Because you saw
And I knew you watched

And then you lied

But
Because you comfort me
Because you hide me
And you assure me
Every day I’m asking:

Is why I stay.

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