About Nkatha Obungu

Nkatha speaks legalese by day and gets drunk on words by night . She is currently worshipping at the literary feet of Audre Lorde and Paul Verlaine. She blogs at etchingsonthemirror.wordpress.com  and tweets as @Nkay9

Some nights the dank ceiling reminds me
of the rank putrefaction of your halitosis
as you pinned me against the coarse graffiti-despoiled wall
and your dirt-encrusted fingers pawed at the folds of my khanga.
Those nights, the shadows racing across the walls remind me
of rats watching us from the gutter,
that night you took my weak protests for inebriated affirmation
and exposed my secret places to the biting alley draft.
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