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.