Excerpt from "Vasa"
25 MONTHS AGO
One more day to go! Thank you for your support! It is mad crazy co-ordinating all of the collaborations but everyone is full of energy and looking forward to #BRAVE. Please find an excerpt of my opening poem: "VASA"
...Ie faitaga and pinaforte dresses march out and line up/ Hers is a crinkly yesteryear, the white patchup thread stands out for all to see/ She is top in Science, Top in Maths, Future Netball Star.. Form 2- is the biik ekksamination for da high skoo neks year.. One she will never get to sit
The land is as barren as her future / miscarried knowledge seeds/ bloodclots of poverty the only remnants/ of her thirsty mind's needs. Regret dresses up her years in 48 hour days with 101 things to do- there are too many feaus to do, too many elders to care for, too many "The Lord is my Shephards to learn" / She wonders when will God bring justice to the rising crime of malnourishing minds..
How much longer will they preach the cotton fields? / How much longer will they preach the washtub? / How much longer will they preach the kitchen? / Then lynch her dreams of building on her own grounds?...
Maybe the spirit of a lioness can never belong in a congregation of sheep .....