Where the road separates



Malika Ndlovu


Malika Ndlovu

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20th March, 19h37

This is where the road separates
Between those who have been there
And those who have not
Those who know
Drown in fresh air
In company
In shopping malls and parking lots
In circles of sympathizers
In the morning
At any given moment
In the middle of the night

Despite the love
Of those around me
I drown
In the silence
Rain cloud hanging heavy
Above the traffic of my thoughts
Around my still pounding heart
I drown
In the silence
Permeating my womb

From Invisible Earthquake: a woman’s journey through stillbirth – published by Modjaji Books, 2009