A short story: Chipepo’s Box

Baobab Photo taken by daveandlolo

Baobab in the Zambezi Valley in Zimbabwe
Photo taken by daveandlolo

Chipepo swipes at the flies that cling to his left eye. He rubs a gnarled knuckle into the eye’s inflamed corner and sighs.  He leans back against the tree.

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Poem: While I’m gone

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A face pressed against a window.  Warm light spills through the parted curtains.  Shadows hide the ten-year-old, the half-waving hand – heart ripped out of rhythm and lost.

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A midnight wish from London

Full moon over London

Full moon over London

London gleams in the dark as the seconds tick towards midnight.

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