#ThursPoetry returns this week for the first Zimbabwean poem of the year thanks to our friends at Gourd of Consciousness.
Born Charlton Nyoni in Bulawayo in the year 1967. A visual artist, and poet. First published in 1982 and never looked back. With work spanning across the globe, he has done collaborative poetry and performed in stages as well as appeared in Hollywood movies like “the power of one” and “King Solomon`s Mines”.
By Charlton Nyoni
The hand so rough and big
It was dropped on my knee, smooth and silky
The weight of it was like a big trigger
A trigger to my senses switching them on
Strobes of electricity started coming on
Such a surprise to my whole body it was
Seemingly going all neon
Strawberry chicks oh strawberry chicks
Blowing up a few fuses in unmentionable parts
Both orifices drawing air!
Then it started creeping up my skirt
Thus it slid up my revolting thigh
Burning, scalding, hot wiring my senses
Undiscribable pleasure immeasurable
Every hair I had standing straight in protest
Too much and too little at the same time
Until it touched the hem of my panties
Now wet from sweat and something else
That hand so big and rough
Creating a world all of its own
I feel. I feel. I feel!