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We shall remember
When the clouds clear
And the skies cease to cry,
That we are the aftermaths of war
The pacification of wounds
The path of the storm

We shall
Be the leaves plucked
In the whirl,
The silence abandoned
In a memory

After years
We shall remember
The tirades,
The humdrums
In the clattered voices
That sat us away from love
In the center of loitering ambition
So that
We were left fractions
Of our former selves.

Abukutsa Moses studied English and Literature which he currently teaches at a Secondary school in Busia County Western Kenya. His short story Abraham’s Cremation was shortlisted in the 2017 Nalif (Nyanza Literary Festival). He has published two poems with Praxis online magazine for the arts, two poems with African Writer magazine, a short story with Kikwetu literary magazine and recently published a short story “On the fifth day” at

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