“pluming in bed” by Kris Van der Bijl
eating // plums // in the bed
with purple skin // gaping // between your front teeth
and juice squirted onto the
we keep our heads // Ostrich-ed // together
smelling sweat // farts // and
giggling over the rain outside
the warmth of the feathers
red rustling the
you told me the rain swept through your own home so that
you left your brother to nail down the parents // suede // couches
Kris Van der Bijl is currently working towards his honours degree in English literature at Rhodes University. His writings have been published in the likes of JA and Odd Magazine. His interests lie in African literatures’ in English. He hopes to one day be called up-and-coming.
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