Surrounded by clouds
The thoughts of my uncle
Where his anger, sadness and anxiety
Find their temporary residence.
Their journey as fatal to them
As it is to their owner.
Mounted on camels
Through a thick strangle of residue
From ignited vegetation.
Only brief moments of escape,
They leave behind
No longer aiding the voices of kin.
Within the memories
Of smoke infused conversations.
Skhumbuzo Manda is a 17-year-old aspiring poet. Who dabbles in poetry and