Letter

Stephen Gray

I go out to post a letter get gunned down
To purchase milk in a bottle get gunned down

Go to the festival in Fordsburg to see a film
About Langston get a bomb thrown at me

Take a taxi from Bok Street with a dozen
Others get picked off arbitrarily

Squat on the banks of Benoni
Get shack raised skull stoved

Take the Soweto train get evicted
Before New Canada by vigilantes

Clubbed by police necklaced
And ridden over by an Armskor Buffalo

I go to make my complaint at Union Building
Get mugged on the lawn left for dead

Dead me do not speak so what can I say?
This letter will have to do:

I go out to post a letter get gunned down
Get gunned down.