Tuesday, February 25, 2014


© Farouk Asvat

Sea Point smells of barbecue
And rotting snoek;
The decrepit Cape Flats
Smells like an open sewer;
And you,
Orchid and bougainvillaea
Of Neptune's forsaken land,
Have nothing to offer me
But estee lauder and cordon bleu:
You surely belong to fashion magazines
And perfumed gardens -
Not to these rebellions in the street

© farouk asvat

composed: 10.04.1984 [Cape Town, South Africa under apartheid]

[] Acknowledgements:

Sewers And Orchids was previously published in:

                The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (piquant publications, p84, 2006).

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