He digs graves
to pay for school
and to support his family
(a granny and siblings)

He started
a soup kitchen too
at their home
out George’s way

Gustav Appel is
a Grade 12 learner
and a gravedigger
(in these covid times)

out George’s way,
the second largest city
in the Western Cape
and the capital city
of the Garden Route

You know mos
says he of his
trials and tribulations
(he studies at night)

Though his interviewer
and an animated caller
on the Jet Set Breakfast Show
see him as a breath of fresh air

You know mos

Michelle Constant’s Sunday morning SAfm radio show, The Jet Set Breakfast, on 14 March 2021, during Human Rights Month.