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Beloved Sweater















Hartbeespoort Dam, South Africa, 2016


I say goodbye to my beloved sweater

My skin

Outgrown and outworn

I shed

Bittersweet

You who have carried me all these years

You who have made way for me to grow

You are me and I am you

And now you die

I am birthed anew


© 2024 Marieke de Koker

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