Fear and loathing

A fat drying lizard

Rotting meat on a stone

Knotting my stomach every day

I want to walk this way

Past this brutal sight

Not to change it nor to fix it

I will never give it weight

And I will banish all superstition

That does not belong to me

Until days turn it into dust

Copyright © Nomzi Kumalo, 2014.

Valentine’s day

House pets hear the hungry

Bent over double in despair

We can botox instead of cry

While condoms blind the undecided

Let’s take pictures of ourselves

As though death is not for us

Let’s raise our glasses to fake plastic love.

Copyright © Nomzi Kumalo, 2014.