Poems in Other Places

The Geary Street apartment, San Francisco
Published Loop #2 (Tearoom Books)

Life leaks through the walls
slips in through the window
along with the theme from Braveheart
and the colicky baby
pee finding porcelain
two flushes
a cough some guitar chords
canned laughter bubbling under the paint.

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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.

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