Time Up - Jabulani Mzinyathi

What did I expect
They do this to each other
Am now balanced on bricks
Like a pensioner on three legs
The many journeys I undertook
Now I lie abandoned here
Like a pensioner waiting for a pittance
Now am a rodents' paradise
A prop for children’s plays
What did I expect
They feed each other on ingratitude
The long lonely hours in old people’s homes.

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