A poem by DAVID VAN WYK.
Winter launches covert operations
under cover of darkness
Summer responds with counterinsurgency strategies
a blazing hot midday sun
flushing out the cold
in whichever nooks or crannies
it might hide…
by sunset a bloody red sky in the west
evidence of fierce battle
Trees droop in mourning
summer wounded and bleeding
tears of leaves floating down
birds like refugees flock together, flee
before winter’s invading armies
David van Wyk is a fifty-five year old freelance researcher who only works for progressive civil society organisations and movements all over Central and Southern Africa.. Find more of van Wyk’s writing at http://periodiccomposition.wordpress.com/.
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