© Farouk Asvat
We wait on streetcornersOn sultry afternoons
And on cold evenings
Around the brazier
Talking our daily bread
Someplace sometimeA bomb goes off
Now and then
As we wait
To bring us green mangoes
Wrapped in old newspaper
© farouk asvat
composed: 1976 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]
Patience was previously published in:
The Time Of Our Lives (black thoughts publications, p89, 1982);The Time Of Our Lives (piquant publications, p77, 2007).
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