African Woman


Hunch not my Queen, These Burdens you carry with you, Cast them unto my back. You’ve tilled enough this African soil to feed your African Child, Rest, rest Woman; It’s your turn to eat, let others toil. Hide your breasts Woman, Let them sleep, see.... See your child; How tall he walks, how strong His …

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Manna


Carved on a Child’s mind a preacher’s words rang, Treading earth and Filth with hardened soles His puny hands sorting out Post sell-by discards Past his black -Cracked lips, Behind his Camouflaged teeth, by his parched throat, Just below that; His empty stomach treated him to a Sumptuous DrumBeat… Neither dance nor hum escaped his …

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