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The River
Phillippa Yaa de Villiers
South AfricaGALLERYCONVERSATION
Soon the whole city was sobbing,
the tears joined other tears
and filled the depressions and valleys.
They covered the koppies,
and collected in City Deep
Cascading over Gold Reef City
Flooding Fordsburg
And soaking Soweto.
They flowed until they became a river
That carried us into the night,
Where our dreams grew taller than buildings
Taller than buildings

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