Ng’endo Mukii

Photographic print on photo paper, 59.4 x 42 cm

Ksh 30,000

Edition 1/50

Untitled: Labour Series
Contracted body,
and metamorphosed
a creature inhuman.
A crushed soul.

It’s tongue rolls back
away from speech,
away from lavish foods that others
Away from the grammar of school life,
family home,
fruitful trees of fortune.

It rolls back,
Inverting the body into itself.
Spasms of muscle,
heaves of lung,
crackle of joints.
Disappear along sinews
of a wordless tongue.

This series was made in Collaboration with Tom Vandas