Ramadan Photo A Day 2014: Days 1-10


For this  year’s Ramadan Photo A Day challenge, I decided to write and photograph 14-word couplets inspired by the binary prompts.



Days 1 and 2: Light and Dark
The cup on the counter holds shadows,
We sip its spiced secrets from saucers.


Days 3 and 4: Movement and Stillness
The dervish does not dance, he knocks
at the door of God, and listens.


Days 5 and 6: Balance and Imbalance
Things they don’t teach in journalism school;
Whose children are worth more to advertisers?


Days 7 and 8: Feminine and Masculine
You outgrew colour coded uniforms. You wear
all strength, all tenderness on one arm.


Days 9 and 10: Completeness and Emptiness
You and I, we make perfect circles,
Generous spaces for our genes to pool.

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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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