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by Deon-Simphiwe Rakaku

The hinted sense of desolation

The woundedness of faces
one encounters
weighs heavy on the heart
such is crispness of a people charred
by not having

lives here
in the street
more viciously
than in the cities

what a bloody terrorist and bully
this damn poverty!