The Children of Laas Geel

'...boulders of a broken god...'

Scattered
on the shoulders
of the mountain of Laas Geel:

boulders
of a broken god,
on her journey to the plains.

Crevices of stone
decant their
poetry…

hollowed
by the elements,
denuded by her foes,

 

in hues of
cows and kudu, she
is painted by her sons,

with hadhuubs
of peace she is watered
by her daughters

till, from the grave
of dead gods, great
folk emerge