A Lending, Not a Giving
Every haven you have ever found
has been lent to you.
Even now you abide in your body
like a stranger house-sitting for a friend
of a friend
and with every new day
you set a reminder to remind me
that souls like yours do not
have a permanent residence.
Every moment of being with you
a lesson that love is not enough.
REHEMA NJAMBI is a poet who has performed as a featured act for MAC Birmingham, BBC Trust, Beatfreeks, MAIA Creatives and has ben a support act for such poets as Lemn Sissay and Buddy Waekfield. She is currently working on her first collection.