© Farouk Asvat
Everything I touchBruises me
Everything that caresses meTaints me
With the scent of death:
So much bloodIs wasted in youth
That cannot be gathered
Into the hands of wisdom
© farouk asvat
composed: 04.09.1986 [Alexandra, Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]
for Lionel Abrahams in Alexandra Township
Everything I Touch was previously published in:
The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (piquant publications, p35, 2006).
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