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I Have No Blood

I have no blood for applauding you
After killing another human being
And would still own not a drop
If someone killed you.
I have no nectar in my veins
For putting a feather on a head
Of a jury of criminals,
For meting out injustice
To those who deserved justice.





Marial Awendit is a South Sudanese poet and essayist, born Dec. 1991. He is married to Nyandiar Alit and writes from Yirol, Lakes State. His poems have been published in Brittle Paper, Kalahari Review, African Writer, Praxis Magazine Online, Best New African Poets Anthology, Ramchiel Magazine, CreatePreneurAfrica and elsewhere lit. He won the 2016 South Sudan Youth Talent Award for the category of Best Poet and the 2018 Babishai-Niwe Poetry Award.

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