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Fishing: Snout and Trout by Makhanda Senzangakhona

Makhanda Senzangakhona | Aug 26th, 2019 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

For a trillion
Equal to our economy
Or just a billion
You, stop the globe on its axis?

What of a million
Not in your dreams
To some, amongst us,
That’s change,
Not worth drooling!

Just a tenth of it
I’d be lost with it.
Perhaps,
three RDPs worth
I HEAR,
Maybe, a septic tank,
please.
What’s a million,
Afterall,
A billion nogal,
Let alone,
A trillion!
This economy,
Is well.

Who says otherwise
Has not seen, heard
nor felt it.
Why stake all-
For nothing!?

Poet Bio

Makhanda Senzangakhona is the nome de guerre and pen name for Paul Oupa Serekele Ramachela. The author has retained the use of both names because he does not wish to be lost to his comrades nor become an alien to his family, and relations. Previously published poems, short stories and other narratives have appeared in the following publications, amongst others, Staff Rider, Rixaka, Mayibuye, Mrabulo and Black Letter Media-Poetrypotion. 
The author has served in various roles in and outside SA; until recently he was a senior public servant.

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