Vignettes of a South African Township called Mdantsane

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Mdantsane Orange

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within an evening
mdantsane grooves in the orange
sky and earth
homes take an orange blur
siya takes a short cut
with his bag of oranges
knowing
behind this parchment
of orange and yellow
lies a drought of the unspoken
a jaundiced eye
watches only a
painful distance.


Poem and Drawing by Amitabh Mitra

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