Tag Archives: truth

In the Showroom of Cars

But we have children now so

Our past is no longer ours alone,

And outside, the years float

like God,

A cork in the water, my hate

Dissolves with the anger in my pocket.

Then later, I drive in the car,

Hooting:

The lamp is no longer hidden,

 

And I kept on waving,

My hand like light,

Unrestricted

Like the air.

 

(based on the story told by Mr Alwinus Ndodiphela Mralasi to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, South Africa)

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Notes from the field (7)- And Silas spoke

And Silas spoke then turned his face away,

As if perchance to see,

The hidden truth.

But Silas we,

We’ve seen it there,

Lurking just beyond the edge of light,

Shifting through the shadows,

So Silas sits upon his plastic chair,

Waiting for the Angel,

The earthquake,

And his miraculous escape.