as usual
the business
that is

(African begging bowls
at the ever ready)

for us
who are one
it is proclaimed

we are

in our

in our
South Africanness
and our oneness

more than one
doing the usual
(on planet earth
in the village global)

Playing the Mandela card
Playing the race card
(know your place boys
wear blue girls wear)

as usual
no one is reminded
as Sindiwe Magona does

in her Skin we are in
doing the science of it
and the biology of it

and not the usual
that is etched so
in our systems

Apartheid’s Group Areas
is long since gone
but is still with us
and with us still

as is the usual