Consuelo Roland


Polka Dot Bikini


Yonks ago,
On a beach in the land of sugar cane,
A girl
Wore a purple
Polka dot bikini
And eyed the sea
Like a matador might eye a bull.

Yonks ago,
On a beach in the land of sangomas,
A girl
Ran to the ocean's edge,
Long hair burning,
Blowing windward and wayward
In the pure blue sunshine.

Yonks ago,
On a beach in the land of ijuba beer,
A girl
Dived under,
The boys dived deeper,
Under the biggest waves
Never taking their eyes off her.

Yonks ago,
On a beach in Zululand,
A girl in a polka dot bikini
Walked by,
Wringing water from red hair,
The air around her aflame
With something I wanted.

Submitted: Friday, June 22, 2012

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I grew up as a white girl in what was then called called Zululand, an enclave of land where the Zulu people of South Africa traditionally lived. Today it's been integrated into the province of Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) and hardly anybody calls it Zululand anymore.

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