i hear them speak of reclamation

of things

of people

of themselves

and in a little while

a brittle smile

breaks away

at the corners of lips

that remain shut

as i begin to think about

the whereabouts

in which they

frantically search

for all these things

that already left


© Hudson Biko

Photograph: Pan Xiaozhen


8 thoughts on “reclamation”

  1. Great poetry of giving a worth to words. You have a great power of observation, Biko! And even if the conversation was just a normal smalltalk, you made a great thing of it! Your last 7 words say everything: “for all these things, that already left”…it´s just the wish, to leave in peace and harmony…the highest way of seperation.

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, I think some of the greatest things can be drawn from some of those we deem little. I’m so happy you enjoyed it!


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