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Nkateko Masinga: a poem

drink gin(ger) and call me at noon

this is not a spoiler of the end, but the apocalypse is in autumn – i saw an angel's notebook once and told no-one, save you, now.

pencil it into this year's journal as an alternative future event to (not) prepare for. build arks as art projects. let the water

save you/drown your sorrows.

drink gin and call me at noon when you wake up (if you do).

if not, i'm sorry. i meant ginger

and i hope it didn't burn.

Nkateko Masinga is a South African poet. She is the author of a digital chapbook titled the heart is a caged animal, published by Praxis Magazine. Her latest chapbook, psalm for chrysanthemums, has been selected by the African Poetry Book Fund and Akashic Books to be published in the 2020 New Generation African Poets box set. She can be found at

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