fourteen lines make a sonnet or an overdose

A Poem

By Nkateko Masinga


what happened?

i rehearsed the end,
took in my lines
of pow(d)er & told
them how i

found her.
or didn’t.

who was there when she died? 

a single line can end a life.

a couple(t) ends a sonnet. 

it always goes this way:

two liars. one alive.
the other hovering, 

desperate to come clean.