© Farouk Asvat
Now that we live in the age of liesTruth shies from its chosen course
Prefers to sleep with courtesans
Even when bulldozers crouchHyena-like
Ready to leap
Even while soldiers sleep
Holding their loved ones
FN rifles by their side
Our resolve lie scatteredLike litter in the slums
Human debris in the townships
Bound for a pauper's funeral
© farouk asvat
composed: 1976 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]
It Is The Season Of Dying was previously published in:
The Time Of Our Lives (black thoughts publications, p39, 1982);The Star [as "Now"] (Argus, Johannesburg, p32a, 19.11.1981);
The Indicator (Caxton, Johannesburg, p11, 11.06.1985);
Poetry of the People (video), ed Diana Simson (Sached, Johannesburg, March 1987);
The Time Of Our Lives (piquant publications, p82, 2007).
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