Esther Mukabi Poems
|10.||Red Sky At Night||12/9/2009|
Scream in the morning when she opens her eyes
Scream in the evening as the last light dies
Scream in the night while the demons attack
Scream in the day. They are back.
Scream in the office as she answers the phone
Scream in the street when she’s walking home
Scream in the pub, over a game of pool
Scream in the theatre as she plays the fool
Scream in the shower as she washes her hair
Scream in the wind when she rides the faire
Scream in the shop as she tries on skirts
Scream in the club while she coldly flirts
Scream in the park as she feeds the...
We both smile and laugh. We talk
Still I am not like you.
Standing alone in a crowd,
Empty and afraid.
You see me and know me,
Your boisterous friend.
My laugh is louder than yours.
My smile is a little broader.