DROUGHT IN AFRICA

The smiling sky is afraid to rain upon the earth. And the sun is too shy to shine it’s teeth upon us. Our crops are strengthless to walk the water distance And termites rejoice, pinching our little (plenty) food. Souls are belittled like skeletons, yearning for flesh, And our pleas to you Mother Earth have… Continue reading DROUGHT IN AFRICA

NIGHT WITH NO STARS

Agony dawning in his eyes Silence rivalled the absence of light Darkness crowded his room As he slunk back into the dark Regretting the lost warmth of his parents Who died of starvation Hunger leaning across his bowel A garbled moan arose in his throat Mingling with the pace of his breath His empty stomach… Continue reading NIGHT WITH NO STARS

LET IT RAIN

Let it rain on the drought-shrouded terrains Let it rain on the meadow and her grains For the ’ember’ stare of the bridled sun Fiddles and suffuses our flaccid corn Let it rain on the paddock’s of the lake On the subtle ducklings and bickering drakes Beneath the bleak clouds and supine trees On eroded… Continue reading LET IT RAIN

STENCH IN THE NOSE OF GOD

The murder of mother earth; shedding of blood Is but a breathing stench in the nose of God! Man against man, no one knows another. Woman against woman, all is put asunder. Brother against sister, the cord is broken. The scion forgets that his breath is a token. The earth cries out, her voice rings… Continue reading STENCH IN THE NOSE OF GOD