In spite of all danger

In spite of all danger I sit

in a public welfare office, explaining my difficulties to an executive.

In spite of all danger

I keep on searching, read the newspaper, looking for signs,

In faces of people, a bus stop passed by

entering a mall, looking at the sky

If rain is ever falling, or hope is arriving,

if any results are here to last.

In spite of all the danger

I swallow all I have patiently endured, lack of comprehension,

The sideways glances, fear of ostracism.

In spite of all the danger

I move on to the center, to embrace the source of creativity.

- Nigel Mwakuna