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double-helixed uBuntu  

these interwoven veins


dna

double-helixed


microscopically

binding


me

you


us

all


through

this common

shared

truth:


‘I am because you are’*


all of us

together

as one


me

you …


… uBuntu*

  
* – uBuntu is an isiXhosa/isiZulu concept that espouses the “belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”

​weighed down, bound by the travails of this life,

at times desolate,

at times with seemingly no respite.


the sunken talons of the drudgery of the days, clawing deeply, shackle each breath taken, wresting joy away.


the fierce mauling of time, swatting dreams once dreamed, left to fester in the chords of the unfinished song.


still we trudge, still we stand upright, still we scribble odes for tomorrow, still we somehow cope, still we carry our drained bodies, still we persist, still we somehow hope

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