I Can Feel Your Heart Calling

Dedicated to Zasskia Van Der Merwe

 

I can feel your heart calling to my heart

As though its every beat is a ripple

Passing through the distance between us

I want to time my heart to your beat

To keep rhythm with it

I want our heats to play together

To make patterns in the ether

I want us breathe the same air

To wake up and go to sleep together

So close that our heats need not call

But simply whisper

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Troydon

Troydon Wainwright is a philosopher and Reiki Master based in Cape Town. Born with mild cerebral palsy and dyslexia, Toydon learnt to write as a way to overcome the barriers his dyslexia placed in front of him. “I wrote my way out of dyslexia,” said Troydon, “or at least to the point where reading and writing aren’t a problem anymore.” During the day he works as an educational facilitator (someone who helps special needs students cope academically and become more independent). At night he dedicates his time to writing. He has won a Nova award for his short story, The Sangoma’s Storm, and been a feature poet at the Off the Wall poetry readings in Cape Town and at Cape Town Central Library. Three of his poems were also included in the anthology Africa’s Best New Poets. He has also been published in the South African Literary journal, New Contrast. One of his Facebook posts, in which he took a stand against racism, has gone viral (http://www.troydonwainwright.com/when-love-went-viral/).

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