Literary Yard

Search for meaning

By: Tendai R Mwanaka


This people remains downtrodden
in their hungers, the emptiness-
of their lives.
In their victim’s posture!

They scrounge for food in the streets.
Their children are in the streets.
Their women have chosen
a moonlight career.

There is no retirement for this people
like a dappled spider
in the specks of its own webs.
There is no rest for this people.



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