Epiphanie Mukasano

Warm current moves rich life
Creatures rare yet familiar
Beautiful and scary, terrifying
Ugliness is beauty, all exposed
Sue Bust

The dream

Dull kingdoms unknown
A glance, a shudder
A tomb, maybe a womb
Depths beyond reach
Light long extinct
Myriads of inhabitants
Smelly, slimy, squeaky
Warm current moves rich life

Dreaming and smiling
I wriggle under a flimsy blanket
The cricket sings
The cock crows
Time to crack the eggshell
To break the wing of clumsiness
They play hide-and-seek
Creatures rare yet familiar

A world unfolds big
Organised and disillusioned
Blinking blurred shadows
Kings walk uncertain
Salient bellies simmering
Shaking secrets
like banana leaves
Beautiful and scary, terrifying

My smile lingers on
Childlike, still waters undisturbed
In the mirror
my life sparkles brown
The snake sheds its withered skin
Warm foam soothes my dream
Nakedness unconcealed
Ugliness is beauty, all exposed
  

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