I am a Zulu. IsiZulu defined means heaven. Therefore Zulu people are known as the “People of Heaven”. This term did not arrive through teachings of the bible, Heaven was not discovered through colonisation. “Black” was. If theres one thing that stands clear, through history, It’s that…
There were 3 levels of L’s from the first day we met.
I like you.
We stood adjacent to eachother,
Not know knowing what was coming.
I think the moment I saw you,
I said I like you,
Although you only heard it on day 34.
Our eyes spoke the same tongue,
A language far beyond words,
"For years we spoke in silence,
not listening just hearing,
not living just breathing,
seeking comfort,in the hollowness of mutual embrace.
A familiarity planted, grown & nurtured by the emptiness of our together.
But comforting non the less.
Comfort in the known,
In the not knowing of any thing else,
No great gesture of love,
no passionate forever,
just a shell of the constitution that our coupling stood for .
My shell, our shell, came with a certain cloak of pride, pride in the facade that we stood for and actually sometimes believed in.
A childs game,
a fairytale that faded with each breath,
with the very existence of ur presence.
For everything is nothing,
Nothing is everything;
You stood as my everything,
A reminder of my nothing.”