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African Stories - Babalwa Q. Kona


Forgive

April 18, 2017

Contributor: Babalwa Q. Kona

FORGIVE 


Rheumy eyes do it
Despite the times you had wet hands
From wiping another woman's face
Washing blood on underwears
Because daughters can't afford sanitary towels.

Forget it
When seeing torn panties on the streets
And a few braids
Hoping another land was not forcibly occupied
Rheumy eyes

Do it
Romanticise your rage
At least the government pays you each month
You're lucky
You're the blessed one
Praise God.