I Wanted to Write a Poem

by Ali Jimale Ahmed

I wanted to write a poem on

Time and space

Continuity and conflict

How all four are manipulated

How strings are loosened

How bonds are arranged and rearranged

How time flies taking

With it all that is

How bones become brittle

And edifices lose their moorings​

And how the sun still rises in the east

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

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