Alexander Nderitu is a Kenyan poet, novelist and playwright. He has authored a poetry collection titled 'The Moon is Made of Green Cheese' and his writings have been translated into Swedish, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and Kiswahili. In 2014, his narrative poem ‘Someone in Africa Loves You’ represented Kenyan literature in Commonwealth Poetry Postcards during the Commonwealth Games in Scotland. In ... more »
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The Cheetah – Poetry In Motion
Atop an anthill stands one of nature’s marvels,
Its steady yellow eyes scanning distant gazelles on their travels.
Tourists cloistered in a nearby van click away at the spotted cat,
Ooh-ing and aah-ing at this epitome of feline grace.
The lanky super-predator sashays down to the wide open space,
Its narrow shoulders rising and falling like sea waves
As it treads silently through the tall grass.
Sensing danger, the gazelles stop grazing and raise their heads.
The hunter freezes, but maintains her steady gaze.
When the gazelles decide they were mistaken and dip ...