Saturday, August 20, 2011

Martha’s Tavern By Lilian Dube

Martha’s tavern,
The braai is a colourful affair
Someone’s burning the beef
Is being beat up
By his wife
Jeered on by his cronies
Listening to the 7th remix
Of DJ so & so
Converse soles upon
The polished dance floor
Sweaty boys!

Naked in her skirt
Smelling out prey
Pretty nose…
Infusions of warm smokes
The cobbler is on his 8th
And enjoying it
Eyelids of a gecko
Wondering why
Everybody has
Two replicas in tow
&he can even feel
His beard grow-
Even Deliwe by the bar
Doesn’t look like
His brother’s daughter anymore…

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