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Mdantsane – Still Breathing


in the far corner of such a night
bereft of smell
people remain unoccupied
on the floor stained with broken
i am there too
the fluid runs as blood weeps
black is the colour of freedom here
the souls jagged edge
dares to take the curfew
of disease and death
the hospital wall catches a permanent

Poem and Drawing by Amitabh Mitra


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