Abina - Holli Holdsworth

Girl child of a nameless Tuesday
Waist bent
naked of beads
False worshiper
at the altar of mortar and pestle

Only when the sun dies
her secret soul
carried in the crescent of half moon
emerges beyond the stars
silently cursing
the oppressor's sun

Gives her the power
in a dreamstate

She arises each morn - reborn
before the first cock crow
with the faintest traces
of a smile...
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