Sister Abigail (A Poem)

By Themba Mvula

She woke up with a headache

Asked for a pint instead

I see rejection in her expressions

The law failing to enforce her rights

She took her long journey unprepared

Now she has return from the dead

A self imposed exile she endured

I see satisfaction in her eyes

A crime she has failed to hide from me

I won’t let the world have her I swear

Since birth it has done her wrong

The drug dealer is her best friend

With my own money she set herself ablaze

Now I guard the little conscious in her

Til fate do us no good

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