Nkemkama

purpleeyed lemur long-limbing it
up curtains instead of vines, she slides
sinuous into cat-shaped corners.

Nkemkama means “mine is the best” in Igbo.

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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14 Responses to Nkemkama

  1. jmgoyder says:

    When you publish your book you may need a glossary – love it!

    • πŸ™‚ Thanks, Julie. Don’t know if you know this about me or not, but I raise and show Siamese, and “Kemmy” is my newest and most vocal addition. Love her to pieces already.

  2. na ezia, aha nke a amaka! In truth, the name is beautiful!

  3. This is beautiful Susan πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Polly. I will post a picture of the inspiration when my camera saunters back up from Florida, where it is being used to document a remodeling project. This kitty is STUNNING, not to mention very talkative and sweet. Had a hard time trying to read on the kindle last night. She kept touching the screen with her paw, and sending me pages ahead.

  4. Alice Keys says:

    Igbo. You really do have an amazing vocabulary. I had to google this. Lovely again.

  5. nelle says:

    Har… I miss those days. We had a macramΓ© plant hanger that received lots of kitty play. Inside it, outside, to the top, upside down…

  6. You do need to visit Nigeria soon, Susan. This is wonderful πŸ™‚

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