Oliver Roberts

Rookie (June 7,1979 / South Africa)

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Oliver Roberts is a writer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2004, he had an anthology of his poetry, entitled Eros, published in the United Kingdom. The book is available at www.ahstockwell.co.uk more »

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I wait for you in the morning sun
the morning sun.
Here in the morning sun,
its light burning, burning
my back
setting my hair alight
searing underneath your sleeping eyes.
I’m high up over the sea,
the scent of salt and sex
covering my skin,
the twinkling waves crashing,
crashing, crashing
below. They know the stories,
the waves carry the stories
we told each other last night,
the narrative of our hands,
your neck spread open
over my mouth
like an alphabet of apricots.
I lean on the balcony,
I move and stretch my legs,
I ...

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