The Beloved Land

there is a bench next to the bin in the near past lies a vlei

an opaque body, fresh water for the soul, this aridland

this wilderness of shrubs, fynbos ‘fine bit of bush!’ a stranger says

the solitary figure upon the beach a drifter, gaze outstretched over the sea

crying for the beloved land.

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Kambani Ramano

refusing to let history encumber him, Kambani has gone off to do something wonderful...

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