Justice Albie Sachs
on evening SAfm radio
is reading from his
quest for justice

I crush them
says a teacher
quite nonchalantly
of the insects falling
into her tea

Cutting Edge
is on evening TV
highlighting schools
or rather their dilapidated
physical states

shaky toilets
shaky classrooms
shaky infrastructure
shaky promises too

Justice Sachs tells
of The New Age paper
distributed back then

I crush them
the school’s office ceiling
letting the insects in

No New Age there
No Albie Sachs there
No justice either

How much longer
for learners
and educators
will to be

A Tuesday night passes.