Harmattan Poetry Contest Winner: Aisha Nelson

The point of the risk is in the taking

The point of the risk is in the taking

Stag-Nation
By Aisha Nelson

It is
at
that slippery, jittery shore
between staying on and
sailing off,
that
the caress of
the breeze on skin
the hold of earth under feet
the bliss of fresh fruit

tickles throat
refreshes soul…

It is
at
that
same temperate, temporal space between
moving on
and marking time

that
the cares of
the stale, salty watery-ness of a world
the blank, plank coldness of a home
the elusive, deceptive arc of a horizon

hangs between this-nation and desti-nation
defers every new hope…

Remember

what they say about
the thousand-and-more mile journey
and the first step
where they say the taste
of the kelewele lies

and
that
whether for bad or for good
whether for now or for good,
the whole point of the risk
will always be in the taking.


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3 thoughts on “Harmattan Poetry Contest Winner: Aisha Nelson

  1. Congrats Prof. Aisha. We are so proud of all your achievements and how far God has brought you. Love you girlfriend.

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