© Farouk Asvat
"Fietas ma miethas"
I was vibrantWith the variety of my lives
Until you came alongDrilling holes into my skull
Crunching ribs and sternum
Heaping the convolutions
To a desolate landscape.
Here, what's leftQuivers to the cry of the muezzin
© farouk asvat
composed: 1980 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]
"Fietas ma miethas": means: "sweetness in Fietas" -that is how the people said it
Fietas was previously published in:
The Time Of Our Lives (black thoughts publications, p71, 1982);The Indicator (Caxton, Johannesburg, p11, 11.06.1985);
Muslim News (Cape Town, p15, 23.08.1985);
The Time Of Our Lives (piquant publications, p76, 2007).
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