Ramadan Photo A Day 2014: Days 11-20


Days 11 and 12: Perfection and Imperfection
This before, this was an unwritten universe
And now my hand, fails the page.


Days 13 and 14: Moon and Sun
For two coins, writers scrape the skies,
to spend on love and other tides.


Days 15 and 16: Dependence and Independence
Your heart is on training wheels until
you choose the person it beats for.


Days 17 and 18: Give and Receive
In sincere communion; two hands embrace unknown
whose is the one that has given.


Days 19 and 20: Individual and Collective
There’s nothing original about sin or suffering.
Lead-heavy our souls, we bear together.

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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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