THE POET BY DAY

Daily Archives: July 4, 2016

Face the Monster When we marched, Slithered Through slimy mud past riot-shielded cops in Alexander (This is the ghetto.) While children peered wild-eyed from dark windows, For some of us these were re-runs of earlier apartheid-burdened days. But, then, it was defiant resolution that drove our hearts and braced our feet. Now, sadness at betrayal sat sadly on our hearts. Our shouted slogans hung heavy over us in grimy air. We winced… Read More