In South Africa
children don’t play outside
they’re always scared,
the mother can’t go anywhere
she too is scared.
In their lives they’ll either
be molested
or abducted and never
to be seen again
while she’ll be raped
and live, if she’s lucky.
But it’s fine
it happens every day,
the President promises
this and that
then goes to a funeral;
only if there were police
maybe it will stop.
Women try,
they protest in the street
shouting, mourning, crying
then tire – go home
and sleep next to the killer.