If only problems looks ahead
To the next madness.
Stubborn knowledge dwells beyond fear.
I told him I was an actress
And played in a number of major roles.
I love the church girls
I love the politicians
I love the inmates and outmates.
You can’t see me, but I can see you.
You can’t touch me, but you can feel me.
Sins of yesterday tomorrow we try to hide
But the truth is in the sky.
I first met Thabo in the VIP section at the club.
I was wearing a black leather mini skirt
With a crop top and red lipstick,
Long black hair and six inch heels
He approached me and introduced himself
I let him spit his game and buy few drinks
Little did he know I had my own agenda.
We went back to his house where
He made me permanently his.
Thabo introduced me to Amanda
Amanda was a church girl
Who sang on the choir.
When Sunday came
I put on my best suit
A three-piece black suit
With a bow-tie and a matching cloth in pocket.
I met Amanda in the church men’s restroom
I fell in love with her and vowed
To be with her forever till death do us part.
Amanda introduced me to her school teacher, John.
John had feelings for Amanda since the first time
Amanda had set foot in his classroom
But she had told him “NO” several times
Today is the day he makes me his by force.
John introduced me to his wife, Linda.
Linda became pregnant and
Nine months later I came out.
John was arrested for ten years
And he introduced me to a lot of inmates.
These are just a few of my major roles
Have you ever tried to play a guitar with no strings?
Have you ever tried to play a piano with no keys?
Have you ever seen the moon without the stars?
I feel incomplete without you
Where are my manners?
I forgot to introduce myself
My name is Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
And I would love to meet you…
This poem was extractd from the anthology Afropolitan State of Mind authored by Kuda. D Gutu