Imagines taking her out
For a warm lunch in a cool garden,
Gifting her Proton bread for Wednesday brunch,
And asking what she actually does
On the 3rd Floor.
Is just making polite conversation
With someone who seems to need it
In a building full of cutthroats.
For what is she if not a well taught daughter?
The Old Chief is a millennial who fell in love with reading when his mother bought him Charles Mungoshi’s collection entitled, Stories from a Shona Childhood from Kingston’s when the bookshop was at the University of Zimbabwe. His first poem from the heart came after he read a creative work about Shaka Zulu from which he only retains in his mind the first two lines. He has two degrees in English and spends his days dreaming of farming and teaching English. He hopes to one day publish a short story (currently stored on his phone) so he can go on a date with its inspiration.