I left my head in Africa

Nicola POWYS
2 min readJan 7, 2022

an autobiographical poem

Stone Head. Photo by the author

I left my head in Africa fifty years ago, now…

I left it on top of an anthill — hidden behind the scrub bush that I had tamed with daily sweeping and decorated with found gems:

A dried snakeskin.

Beetles’ wings.

A wire bicycle.



Nicola POWYS

Artist, activist and writer using words and paint existentially. Find my artwork here: htpps//www.instagram.com/playspowys