She hums that same song you love

You think you have

the unilateral decision

to become financially

independent

with some investment

that promises you

a monthly income

half a good pension.

You choke if you lose

the body is stressed

all bad things come

in threes.

It’s time for you to make

yourself a better life.

Will you?

Nothing’s more a guarantee

than seeing yourself

in the mirror each morning

you still hear the chairman

of your old company say

where you worked in the

suburbs of Sandton.

Africa.

For now you have to swim

ashore

across a melee of uncertainties

before you could think

of flying away

As your spouse hums

that same song you love.

 

zoltanzelan

ZJG-Poetry’16.

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