Friday, September 17, 2010

Plastic Women by Mgcini Nyoni

who come close
to putting sta-soft
in their hair
And jik
on their faces
Maybe they do.
Those who know
where pizza inn is
where the salon is
where KFC is
They don’t know
where the library is.
Those who have
six inch fake nails
Razor cut
Hundred percent
et cetera
Those with
bright –red lips
and fake Chinese
face powder
Those who insist
on accented broken English
Those who think
the definition of good boyfriend
is a car .
Those who put sta-soft in their hair
and jik on their faces,
I call them plastic women.