What part…?

 

What part of you gets fat,

When children lie in waste ?

Flies in their eyes, nothing on their minds

 

What part of you swells,

When bridges mass with leavers?

Foam on the street, chill in the hearth

 

Once it was, others cattle in our pens

For wealth, marriage and power to dispense

Food to waste and drink of ferment.

 

What part of you burns,

When day is a dream gone to waste?

Measured in what’s lost, what to regain

 

What part of you fears the night

Of shadows incited, insurrecting ?

As with Caesar: to us our Rights.

 

FD Madzimbamuto

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