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fear

Positive hate #right/wrong

I hate you ! 
But only for the good reasons, so 
                                                              It’s positive, right? 

Remember when your leaves casted a shade 
Over my growth, took the drops of sunlight
And stunted me amongst the undergrowth? 
You kept the air for yourself, and took the water 
On the shelf, and used it to seize our light. 

Well we’ve got a fix here: 
                                                We’re both plants, right? 
Your greed is killing our breed! You’ll stop. 

Then we’ll need to ensure that we’re all even. 
So, till I reach your height
                                            You must stop growing. 
I’ll take your light, the water off the shelf, 
Stunt you till you’re undergrowth with every drop of sunlight. 
                                                               But it’s all positive right? 

(c) nyonglema

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anger

The gods are passing

Picture this: the sun engraving sweat streaks

On your sizzling skin, stinging your eyes

As the humid heat hits your cheeks

Painting pain all over your 37°C-and-rising

Body stuck in the thick traffic like on all weeks

Barely breathing, headed home from the day’s trials.

 

And a-blaring come crowding the air those sirens:

The horns from cars speeding as if to mock

Our stillness. The cops with walkie-talkies pulling reins

On all who wish the way home were shorter:

“Order!” “wait!” The horns go from shrill – and since

There’s “order” – to barytone peace while we still sweat.

 

The sun’s still engraving its streaks on me

The heat still heating my sorry cheeks

This metallic cage stuck amongst so many

Others like it, ordered to stop for the glorious horns,

Is starting to feel like a microwave oven to me.

But what can I do? The gods were passing.

 

(c) Nyonglema