“In Memory of The Unknown” by Jemima Meyer
The Renoster stream wasn’t even known
till there flowed a body with only its black
track pants not decomposed. At least
now we can tie its name
to the memory of bubble wrap
strapped around a male, hands and feet
tied with industrial ropes
around the throat.
Jemima Meyer (1997-) is a dietitian completing her community service year at the South African Military Health Service in Bloemfontein. In her free time she composes songs and is currently working on her debut poetry anthology. Her poems have been published in New Contrast, Ons Klyntji, Botsotso, Kalahari Review, Poetry Potion, Stilet, Ja. Magazine, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter at @jemima_meyer, Instagram at @jemima_meyer/ or SoundCloud at /jemimameyer.
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