The finest wood will seduce us into the dream of forever
Of eternal beauty, perennial health.
Until time and gravity overwhelms it
And its mahogany skin shrinks under the weight of rot.
The process is exhaustive, it splinters the hardest rocks
Dethrones the stateliest trees.
All are marked by its fateful X
There is no escape, no salvation, no saviour.
Max Ngubo is a writer living in East London. He was born in 1991 and start writing from an early age. He is also a videographer, a photographer and a journalist.