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Back to Basics

Back to basics
our Pyrrhic victory
in a little game

Back to basics
with the battle lost
and the war over

Back to basics
eyes on the ball
going forward

Back to basics
chasing the elusive
pot of gold

Back to basics
as some know it

Penned Tuesday morning, September 2 2008 on seeing the Cape Times piece, “Woman racially taunted, assaulted by three men at Tri-Nations Test.”

- David Kapp - davidkapp@webmail.co.za

It Was a Pity (She Did Not Call Security)

It was a pity
she did not call security

It was a pity
security needs to be called
in our newly free country

It was a pity
she didn’t feel secure
with the intelligent species
all around days after
National Women’s Month

It was a pity
not just for Ziningi Shibambo
but for the all of us

Penned Tuesday morning, September 2 2008 on seeing the Cape Times piece,
“Woman racially taunted, assaulted by three men at Tri-Nations Test.”

You Want to Take Over

You want to take over
this tuft of land
this last bastion
of our game

You want to take over
the bigger piece of turf
that which is the old
as we enjoyed it then

You want to take over
you and all the others
you of darker ideas
and municipal-council education

You want to take over

Penned Tuesday morning, September 2 2008 on seeing the Cape Times piece, “Woman racially taunted, assaulted by three men at Tri-Nations Test”.

A Rugby Six (!!)

What are you doing here

What are you doing here
do you belong
with all of us
in our laager

What are you doing here
do you not know
your RDP-place
in the grand scheme

What are you doing here
enjoying the (rugby) game
some call their own

Penned Tuesday morning, September 2 2008 on seeing the Cape Times piece,
“Woman racially taunted, assaulted by three men at Tri-Nations Test”.

- David Kapp - davidkapp@webmail.co.za

Join the Club

Join the club
one and all
you who are waiting
for the axe to fall

Join the club
you soon-to-be-jobless
up for sale
up for grabs

Join the club
not the BEE-queue
or the gravy-line
simply, the unemployment queue
(from the Western to the Eastern Cape)

You don’t know what
your next salary will be
privileged to have had one
(will your shares drop
like you, in the popularity stakes)

Join the club

Your Next Salary Will Be

Your next salary will be
the fruits of your labour
what you have reaped
on the wrong side
of the Polokwane-line

Your next salary will be
what you’ve made it
the side you chose
in the ideological chess game
that has stymied delivery

Your next salary will be
perhaps a living wage
(and not the wages of sin)
a COSATU living wage
though not of their high office

Your next salary will be
whatever the price you’ve paid

A Step Down

Your next salary will be
a step down
from the dizzying digits
you have come to expect
from the government cash-cow

A step down
to the ground
the level playing fields
of struggle and strife
(and stress too)

Your next salary will be
a step down
to the reality
of life outside

A step down
Your next salary will be
no more wages of sin
thirty pieces of silver

Or will it

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