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Various daisies and wild flaxes on the Kamiesberg plateau © 2019 Freeman Patterson

My awakening is Namaqualand in August

I am bleeding orange

Pink escapes from my lips

Purple appears in my dreams at night

Yellow wraps itself around my body

Until I am engulfed in Life

Irrecognizably adorned in fertile radiance

© 2024 Marieke de Koker

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