“Fused Glass” by Kate Hampton
Salvation lying chest to chest hip to hip a girl with flaxen hair he longs to smooth and twist a boy whose curls she longs to roll and twist World melts away boy and girl turn to lovers melt into each other like glass become art under hot flame jagged edges smooth new colours made
Kate Hampton (@katechampton) is an editor at Kwani Trust and Jalada, and a writer of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The East African, The Chimurenga Chronic, ESC 5, Kwani? 07, Kwani? 08, Bakwa 6 and Jalada.
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