Stuck in a desert in the dark,
Hoping for there to be a spark.
The only thing he could do was think,
‘Cause there was nothing to drink.
Praying for daylight, wishing for sunlight,
Brought him some bright light,
Which was his downfall and,
Lead him to the death light,
The following night.
Rishan SINGH is a South African poet, a biologist, a writer and a qualified English Language Instructor. He hold qualifications from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. His poetry has appeared in numerous national, regional, international and broadway journals, books and magazines. He has also written short stories and fiction. His poem ‘Definition of Life’ was presented at the 15th Poetry Africa community writing forum, an event at which Mphutlane Wa Bofelo, one of the speakers and commentators, was present. He presented the poem by himself.