You have nothing to eat today
With cracked lips which hardly get lip balm
Your shoes were once black but have turned brown

They have phones worth R1000
With 1000 likes on Facebook
You have four textbooks with 1000 pages or more
They all know
At 08:34
A few minutes after entering class
Your stomach will start making sounds
You need food but your mama gave you her last R10
To catch a taxi to school
They have extra packets of snacks
But they’d rather throw them away
Than be seen socialising with you in public
They go through their Facebooks
You focus on your textbooks

They had everything
You had nothing
You gave it your everything
They gave their books nothing
They’ve been shinning
While you were rusty
Now that you are shinning
They are rusting