Cry like a mother who just lost a son
Put on a black dress and doek with pride although it hurts
Sitting on a mattress feeling numb
Smiling at your picture
“Kuyo hamba insizwa kusal’ izibongo”
I would say

I’m in your room
It’s filled with deafening silence
It’s breathing comfortably
No more weed
No more alcohol
Frightening weapons

I’m grieving yet happy
Peace at last
The rapist is gone
The thief is gone
The murder is gone
Nongoloza wase kasi is no more
Peace at last

I promise to bury you
If you promise to never appear in my dreams
For I never want to see you again
You have done enough damage
Go meet with your kind