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The Spirit of the Maroons


We lift our arms to catch 

Winds of change

Even as coronavirus pollutes the atmosphere

We invoke ancestral spirits

To speak in their healing language

From tongues of love!

They put us in biting chains

As they recited the pasternoster

Cotton fields stretching to the gates

Of eternity

We guard our freedom

With our lives!




Pitika Ntuli

The Spirit of the Maroons

Bone and found objects

81 x 14 x 15 cm