, , , , ,


they have shaven and
shorn our heritage

smoothed out the collisions
made it respectable

I myself am
British South African
worst type possible
one whose ancestors
came here
to pick fights
take stuff
out of the ground

stuff that might
have made your
Heritage Day happier
given you a more
meet to braai
a few extra

left you with
a home and a family
loved ones
to celebrate with

not starved in a ditch
where you are now