(c) 2013I’m comfortable with who I am….
Yes I am
Irrespective of the constraints I’m given by society…
Yes there are
I’m not hurt nor will I say
Yes it is what it is
As I take these excruciating punches that doesn’t mean
I allow them…
Yes I’m obliged
Brothers and sisters is what we call ourselves but its never a vivid image….
A friends with AIDS is still my friend…
Yes but a lesbian neighbour is yet to be part of your life
I am my mother and father’s daughter…
Yes but i’ll never be their second chance
“You are a sinner ”
and these are words that have become music to my ears…
Baby is what i’m called when i walk alone…
Yes but bloody stabane is
who I become when I’m with my baby
Yes those words do exist
in my vocab hence I too will wear that gown
Content is what they call it….
Yes its ABC
I am me and shall remain
ME is I and as long as I live that’s all
About the author
Mandisa is a writer, student photographer and currently volunteers for Inkanyiso as a documenter.