Jacarandas & Sunsets

Poetry | By Rutendo Mutsamwira, Artist | 28 December 2016

A meandering conversation left me feeling antsy, confused, and exposed and all forms of upset…

But still that couldn’t take away the beauty around me of Jacarandas & Sunsets...

I’ll never know what he, she, they, them thought when my body they explored…

Yet this led to years of suppressed emotions which a meandering conversation forced me to no longer ignore…

Mind blown. Heart cracked. Soul aching and kinda sore...

Jacarandas & Sunsets effortlessly beautiful as I reflect, mourn and scorn at a secret and secrets which robbed me of my innocence which left my heart and spirit aching and eternally sore….

The longer I reflect on it, the louder my conflict is inside…

It’s a tad too much to fully comprehend that back then, on strawberry swing a part of me woke up and died.

Jacarandas & Sunsets, a reflection of God’s greater glory…

And now a permanent reminder of how a meandering conversation revealed to me the enormity of my story.