Thursday, August 9, 2012

Church?! by Philani Amadeus Nyoni

The devil dances a merry glee,
Dove-white suit, black-washed raven hair,
Tithe your bills and choir along, flock,
Birds of a feather sing together.
He owns the night and claims the day,
Where shall the wounded truth hide:
Evil struts where God once lived,
The Bible's distorted, misquoted,
The righteous disown it, shattered souls
And bleeding eyes, crouching hell and
Swooping owl. Roaming spirits
Raised from the abyss, darkness sweeps
About it leaps, his time is now;
Watch his cloak turn in the midnight dance,
Form is shadow, shadow's form
Black rains, black reins, black reigns.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

??? by Mgcini Nyoni

Photo by Mgcini Nyoni

The police pounced
they scattered
The street vendors
chicken pieces...
And the two month old baby.
Who did I steal from?
She seethed
Where is the father of the baby?
I asked