Vignettes of a South African Township called Mdantsane

Monday, October 12, 2009

Daytime Mdantsane


daytime drags its feet
reeling under a broken sun
mdantsane moves
on its streets and paths
in shacks and houses
sharing secret truce with
an emaciated river sky
last night tumbled
onto a today
not quite understanding its reason
of another existence.

Poem and Pastel Drawing by Amitabh Mitra