Reading Time: < 1 minute

A mother wiping a stray hair
from a child’s forehead.

The soft intimacy of a rainy
day in bed, reading a book.

A quiet suburban street on an
ordinary, late dusk, Sunday
afternoon.

A colony of ants carrying
a breadcrumb.

How you st st stutter when you
say you love me the first time.

Forgiveness, and letting the
hurt go.

By Ferial Mohamed

I am in the process of graduating my Master’s in Creative Writing at the University of Cape Town. I have also been a practicing attorney for many years, but am now working as a freelance editor. My poetry influences include Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, and Gabeba Baderoon.

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