The most precious present ever presented to me
Was this moment
In which I shed a frozen tear
While drowning in a golden sunset.
Here, I discovered that the price of life is not
Expensive, if you pay attention:
So pay attention!
Lightning struck the tree that was my sanctuary
And sparked the birth of me
I am the sun, the source of my energy
The third son of Mother Tree
And brother to he that is,
And she that listens to these chronicles I speak.
As I excavate grains of gold and silver
From crevices in my mental space
And surf my binaural waves
To a place that is, what I am.
Undjizuva Kaputjaza is a Namibian poet. He grew up in Wanaheda, Windhoek. He is a student at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) he is pursuing a degree in medical laboratory sciences.
Cover Image: What I Am, 2020. © Katherine Hunter.
Katherine Hunter is a Namibian illustrator, graphic designer, and dancer. She is interested in comic book illustration and fantasy fiction. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Visual Communication Design (Illustration) at the Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography, her honours degree in illustration, and her master’s degree in art education from Stellenbosch University. Katherine works as a graphic designer and typesetter at HouseFinder Magazine. She has also recently launched her own Namibian art brand, Maan Atelier, which focuses on creating fantasy artwork and stories.