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have you seen her

Posted on: December 11, 2010


poetry by john otim

 

Have you seen her

there by the market gate
there where children play
where beggars seek alms
where men relieve themselves

there where the swamp
and the stench
in the heat of noon
could overpower

there one cool evening
as the glory from the east
sprayed golden rays
and dazzled the world

there on his way to the market
his mind still dazed from the loss
of the night before
there he encountered her

a statue chiseled out of stone
her dark ember form
framed by the white walls
of the market gate

there by the market gate
he stood transfigured
transported
a shadow on two feet

in the days that followed
he looked for her
he saw in everything
her dark ember form
john otim

have you seen her
tell me have you seen her?

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1 Response to "have you seen her"

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