When might there be
a school
for politicians

to teach them
to school them
to educate them

There isn’t a school
for politicians
(as they are so-called)

to learn the trade
to learn the skills

of trading
and horse-trading
(and flesh-pressing too)

of selling one’s self
and one’s soul
(making empty promises
and grandstanding at it)

There isn’t a school,
though we have
plenty of schools

against all odds
for a brighter day)

There isn’t a school.
When might there be?

(Almost) all and sundry come out to condemn the killing of a passer-by “caught in the crossfire” by the countrys police at the Wits student protests, 11 March 2021, South Africa’s Human Rights Month.