Tizita

Tizita is a genre of Ethiopian music that characteristically describes longing, memory, and nostalgia. Image used not owned by me.

 

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The notes flowed husky

From their throats.

Closing her eyes,

And leaning into the music,

She saw around her

A distant city

She had only seen

In pictures

And in her haziest dreams.

She felt a pull

She’d only felt before

Towards the dusty streets

Of her hometown.

Was this where she was destined for?

She only knew one thing-

She would give anything to find out.

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