Reconciliation

Mbengeni Noel

Redemption. Ever since you left I’ve been attending poetry shows just so I could snap fingers at every love poet. Just so I could ask myself how do they do it? How do they stay in love with all these rumours about them? How do their lovers never feel insecure with all these rumours about them? And finally I got it. Honesty!

So as I stand here today, I repent. I surrender myself. So help me God. I say I do to the truth. I’m ready to accept you as my lover again. I’m willing to be an open cemetery for you. I’m ready to show you all of my skeletons. To show you body frames, maybe then you’ll begin to see that I’ve been framed.

I’m a haunted ocean And these black bones want their land. But first they’ll have to be Moses for you. Learn how to split…

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