Working for Transport

‘Ga gona madi’ *At least not enough moneyTo do more than justPerpetuate her misery.Working for transport-What the government would call‘Employment’And what a generationKnows as quiet desperation.She wakes up early,Makes herself presentableShe leaves the house,Her shirt is now fadingAnd she can feel a hole formingAt the heel of her shoe-Maybe it can hold for another week,Either […]

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Less

Really is more sometimes.Not everything we want is good for usAnd there’s nothing worse than more of a bad thing.Not everything needs to be upgradedSupersizedOr bought in bulk-Sometimes having too much food on your plateWorks against your ability to enjoy the meal altogether.For those of us who have known what it isTo go withoutIts easy […]

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Narrow gates, Open spaces

More choice doesn’t always lead to better outcomes.Fighting for moreIs not the sameAs fighting for better.When options are narrowedDistractions are easier to wean outAnd the stakes are raised for thePaths we do choose to take,Coasting is not an optionWhen there’s nowhere to hide.In a world where the default is to ask for more,Its easy to […]

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Weaning your soul

LORD, my heart is not haughty,Nor my eyes lofty.Neither do I concern myself with great matters,Nor with things too profound for me Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul,Like a weaned child with his mother;Like a weaned child is my soul within me. O Israel, hope in the LORDFrom this time forth and forever. […]

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