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A Client Who Originates in Outer Space

By Ndaba Sibanda

A Client Who Originates in Outer Space

she was on the verge of spewing out something
raw like shut the hell up, hence her heart was burning
however, she had been taught that a client is always right
the potential buyer in the shop was like a creepy meteorite
the bookshop clerk's look was a film of utter astonishment
the lanky lady, the comet in the shop was odd and insistent

I want a book that will soar and swing with me to its sky
one that captures, coaxes and coerces one's mind's eye
one whose pages will drive me to make an unrest
of a yell like hell as I freeze and freefall into its crest
one that will daze me with its turns and chases
one whose words are warm and crazy cuddles
one so touching that tears will be a torrent
a book whose word choice is an absorbent
a breeze that will brush away all my tears
and make me laugh out loud on its stairs

Article © Ndaba Sibanda. All rights reserved.
Published on 2021-03-15
Image(s) are public domain.
2 Reader Comments
11:01:47 AM
I love the enigmatic dance of imagery in the article. The beauty of it is controlling yet it dazes the mind.
The world needs to wake up to this artifact of language always
Ndaba Sibanda
01:38:20 PM
Dear reader, thank you for reading my piece. Thank you for the kind words of encouragement too. Much appreciated.
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