Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A MUSEUM OF SORROWS

A MUSEUM OF SORROWS
© Farouk Asvat

In the land of the dead
The comatosed is king.

In the land of the dead
The snake sprays perfume on his skin
Scattering the souls of the poor

In the land of the dead
The new chiefs go down on all fours
Whimpering at the old dogs

In the land of the dead
The old boss messes in his pants
Trembling in the eye of the storm

In the land of the dead
The new boss boy
(who looks like a blackman
 and does like a whiteman)
Comes to clean up the age-old mess

Gladly chanting along:
            "Yes Boss!
              Happy to do it, Boss."




© farouk asvat
 

[] composed: 14.01.1992 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid].

 
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[] Acknowledgements:

A Musuem Of Sorrows was previously published in:

                The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (piquant publications, p101, 2006).




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