Ceramic Ladle

by Ali Jimale Ahmed

Too difficult to make out the

Inscription on the ceramic ladle

There is a fading

Calligraphy that sits

Exquisitely on the margins of

Its once beautiful handlev

The inscription barely legible reads:

Empires come, empires go

from When donkeys give birth to calves: totems, wars, horizons, diasporas (Red Sea Press, 2012)

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