Friday, March 25, 2011

With Buckets On Their Heads by Mthabisi Phili

photo by Resta Nyamwanza

what happened to Matabeleland’s water?
i hear the bureaucrats are stalling it in Harare-
and they speak of unity and impartiality only towards the ballot boxes!
so towards the vote we march singing songs they’ve forced us to sing,
but this is not Europe and snow is not an alternative for water-
no fantasy or reindeers pulling Santa
no games when people need the dam,
the chronicle reads:
‘Bulawayo’s water situation worsens!’