The Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Light - O’ - Love’ by Katlego Maake Jr
This week, our choice is a poem by Katlego Maake Jr, whose poem Light - O' - Love is reproduced below. We're still waiting for Katlego's responses to our traditional Q&A which is such an integral part of this article, and we'll add them as soon as we get them. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the imagery in this piece.
Light - O’ - Love
by Katlego Maake Jr
In this cold spring
where the rain nudges unsettled
let's cuddle beneath the half-moon
where the stars burst with laughter
---and the midnight absorbs the scent of our warmth.
Let's take off our clothes
and fix the broken warmth of our thighs;
it is not an illusion, we need each other.