Crazy

By: Vangi Gantsho

Come to me at high tide
come to me when the moon is full
and the wind is wild
come barefoot
and bruised
come honestly
to me

I am enough shore and rock
to love your coming and going
I do not need to know how long you will stay
or how far you will go

your love for the moon
does not threaten me
how you two dance and speak
a language I do not understand
does not break us

for now
all I need
is to know that you will come back.

Who is Vangi
Vangi Gantsho is a socially conscious poet, cultural activist and founder of NO CAMP CHAIRS Poetry Picnics, held at the Union Buildings on the second Sunday of every month.  She has performed in and conducted workshops at poetry events and festivals around the world, including: Poetry Africa, the Word ‘n Sound Spoken Freedom Festival, Bridges – A Pan African Arts Movement in Brooklyn and the DMV Louder than a Bomb Youth Poetry Festival.  She has also performed at the South African Literature Awards (2011), the Thabo Mbeki Africa Day Lecture (2012), the South African Heritage Week Exhibition In Libreville (2015), as well as in a number of poetry plays, including I Miss You Today (2010) and Secrets with the Moon (2013).  As a producer, Vangi has put together shows such as Katz Cum out to Play: intimate conversations though poetry and music (2009), The State Theatre’s Night of the Poets (2013) and Human4Human (2014-2015). Her work has been published in various literary publications, including The Agenda (2004), Sabel (UK, 2010), Wits Press (2011), and Botsotso (2015). Most recently, Vangi released her début collection: Undressing in front of the window and is currently studying towards the MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes University.

Twitter: @Vangi22

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