person of interest

Walking on desolate roads
Going nowhere on a dusty back road
Leaving everything behind
Everything I own on my back
In my backpack
Homeless apart from my memories
A citizen of no man’s land
Without country of belonging
No passport
No visa
My plight headline news
The source of my plight an open secret
The open wound that doesn’t heal
A refugee wherever I go
Even in the country of my birth
I am a refugee
A consequence of your foreign policy
A good Samaritan
Returning the favour
Impacting on your way of life
A reluctant migrant
A human being nonetheless
A person of interest

Knox Mahlaba
Author -Back From The Dead: The Rising of an African Spirit
Copyright © 2015

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scenic route

A simple lust for simple things
Burning grass shedding its past
Smoke sending signals to destiny
Asking gods to prepare a feast
A harvest of dreams
Heirs to the past
Conduits to the future
The journey within a paradise
A parade of chameleons and dragons
Colourful feathers ushering a new dawn
Sailing the limits of my conscious
Entertained by laughing waters
Rapids revving up the motion of the canoe
Ripples in the pool
Reminding me of life
Fragile by nature
Here today, gone in an instant
Taking the scenic route
Satisfied, satiated, sated
Appreciation is heaven

Copyright © knox mahlaba 2014
Author – Back From The Dead: The Rising of an African Spirit