The word of the year is Simplify
Many troubles are coming your way
Many waters are gonna get hotter
Many fights are gonna break out
All you need remember: Simplify
Opposite of amplifying your worries
Is simplifying them
Whatever presens itself
Divide it by seventeen
Reduce your problems: simplify
Try it right now
Think about your biggest trial
Can it be simplified?
Made smaller? Yes!
So, divide it. And again. And again.
You’ve faced worse
That’s why it’s easy
Come! To the blank spaces that await.
In between the seamless unstained canvas.
Lifeless as a carcass.
The cuckold clucks!
Tall trees crowning the rim/of bungled playground/where children and elders find joy alike/Tall short taller twins/tall shorter taller shortest/taller than the shortest/ in between the bench/Tall trees/Bin//
I was afraid to touch you
In case I might break you
My touch was toxic
My sweat was poison
When you asked me for a kiss
You signed your own death warrant
Camagu , a Xhosa term
Associated with ancestors
Means, “Be honored”,
“Thank you”, “Let it be so”,
“I have heard”, “I promise”.
A flood fumbles through the
fragile semi-streets of Thembisa
Pens take to paper
Let us always remember
It is disaster that leads to poetry