I am from a place where one eye meets yours,
While the other looks for faults in you to talk about over tea,
I am from a place where they first calculate your profit,
Then they calculate how much they can gain,
Where I come from, church bells mean business time,
Where Reverends sell miracles and search everyone’s pockets with greedy eyes.
I am from a place where politicians shake hands in public,
And plot against each other behind our eyes,
I am from a place where patriarchy is well practised by misogynistic brothers and fathers,
I am from a place where sexuality determines survival,
If you are homosexual, they eliminate you.
KwaXhosa zibenza zibutya,
I guess that’s why where I am from, fathers molest their own.