Sun – Promise Kwakwala

Is the man

Who discovered

A secret

About a fortune

And rode

On the back

Of ancient winds

Alone

High

To reign and shine

Now he treads

Across the sky

West and back

In solitary

Searching for mates

 

If he had told

Our ancestors

About the secret

They would all

Be suns

Above clouds and thunders

Dazzling

And us

Descendants

Floating

In space

Together as one big family

Warming cold seas

And wet hills 

Forever

A bloodline of glows

Promise Kwakwala is an emerging malawian poet, who stays in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi.