rather pile my clothes
from 70’s to 90’s collection.
in wardrobes that looks like Kazi street corners-
always with more to choose from.
rather paint and re-shape my canvas
in all sort of artistic ways
that would fit the crowd-
just to make my walk look good!
rather speak nothing on comedy shows,
than trying a joke about my skin!
This skin is not a playground
for boys and girls like you;
who know nothing of how golden it looks.
Nkwana Joshua is a poet, fine art artist and former mechanical engineering student.Born and raised in Limpopo, Burgersfort, currently living in Tembisa.