the young and condemned

She  is young and wants to be educated, but no money;

She is young and wants to be employed, but no job;

She is young and wants to be housed, but no shelter;

She is young and wants to be safe, but  male violence is always.

She is her mother’s daughter though,

and father’s daughter;

Indeed, she is her grandmothers and grandfather’s granddaughter, her aunty’s and uncle’s niece, her cousin’s cousin and her friend ‘s friend;

but by her country…she is condemned.

Night

Did you hear the child pleading beneath the blanket of the night air

ghost of the night

ghost in the night

blood sparks up demons unharnessed and screaming

whilst the priest services his stones and condemns the child’s spirit?

Kidnapped is the night air, captured by the moon, encapsulated by the stars

when the flames were red,orange, yellow and angry

the world collided with the next  is how you hear the child screaming

but deny it as chilly is this night air, sinister as the night sinister

as the night when you hear  the child and somewhat admit that

the blurring of fear is how the visionary is borne.