Ebola

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Credit: AGI as seen on voannews.com

 

Some days I wonder what it feels like

To be pressed in at the test point of history.

In Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia

To stand at the frontline of Ebola

To fight with all might.

To overcome the acute anxiety…Of knowing it could have been me

In the belly of the beast

 

Then I remember, that I have forgotten

I quickly forget the urgency

The urgency to end poverty and molestation

 

The farness disconnects me

Its intangibility blinds me

The rhetoric desensitizes me

Everywhere. Here and there

It’s me and them…

-Sihle Isipho Nontshokweni

 

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