(for Voldi and his love for opera)
A flock of stars. Stars in her
eyes. And so, I closed myself
off to the outside world. The
tired, miserable outside world.
And said this, that people have nothing to do with me
and I have nothing to do with
people but I fell in love with
the city and the city fell in love with me. Boots, jeans and all.
The pulsing sun lit up something inside
of me. And I finally learned what it was to walk on the kingdom
of dry land. To clasp that
tender prize of pure rain in my hands.
Abigail George is a South African blogger, poet, short story writer, aspirant young adult novelist and playwright. She briefly studied film at the Newtown Film and Television School in Johannesburg. She received two grants from the National Arts Council, Centre for the Book and ECPACC. Her fiction “Wash Away My Sins” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She blogs at Abigail George’s Blog.