POEM | Portrait of a Bean Contemplating Suicide

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With Everything is a Deathly Flower, Maneo Mohale reckons boldly with the experience of – and the reconstruction of a life after – a sexual assault. (Photo: Supplied)
With Everything is a Deathly Flower, Maneo Mohale reckons boldly with the experience of – and the reconstruction of a life after – a sexual assault. (Photo: Supplied)

This poem appears in Maneo Mohale's collection, Everything Is A Deathly Flower, published by Uhlanga, 2019. Maneo Mohale reckons boldly with the experience of – and the reconstruction of a life after – a sexual assault. WARNING: The content of this poem is of an adult nature.

waiting

for the ferry

from tsawwassen to lekwungen

a loon disappears

pursuing a fish

into the water: 

greener than the foot of the sky 

Eveything is a Deathly Flower

Uhlanga Press

66 pages

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