Rehema Njambi

Rehema Njambi

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.