when the body betrays

a belly swells only
with a yearning.

a list of names
full-stops on a stain.

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I am a writer and photographer (look up my work on www.shootcake.com) based in Johannesburg, South Africa. I have an MA in Creative Writing from the university currently known as Rhodes. My writing accolades include winning the 2014 Writivism Short Story Prize and the 2020 Ingrid Jonker Poetry Prize for my debut collection, Zikr.

3 thoughts on “when the body betrays”

  1. We’re started that same ‘phase’ now as well 😉
    And when I had the flu I went through the same thing of ‘What if?’ and I was avoiding the strong stuff.
    I try not to think about it too much,but it does get hard.
    Perhaps we need to chat over some coffee or rooibos about this 😉

  2. We’ve only just started ‘planning’ as far as we can plan, and I know that it’s not an instant order deal, but yeah, one does tend to build up the ‘expectation’. All in its own time:) I was in a kind of limboed space last month where I wasn’t quite sure, and I really needed to get my hair dyed (so silly really) and didn’t want to book the appointment just in case there was someone else to consider 😉

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