Tell me friends
Is it a sin
To attend a funeral
Of a neighbour
Whose chest has red in it
Different from the green badge
I wear on my chest?
Tell me friend, please,
Before they kill me
And find out that my chest
Harbours red in it.

(Inspired by Richard Mabala)

March 27, 2018


Poems for the Penniless Copyright © 2019 by Issa G Shivji. All Rights Reserved.

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