Remember the slums

Khayelitsha,
Kibera, Orangi Town

Wakeful the night, robbed of its sleep
hunger and fear and pointless the tear
a man and a cat prowling the street
paw-print in mud, squealing and blood
hiding away under a sheet
gunshot and scream, then comes a thud
violence by dark the truth is so stark

Dharavi, Neza-Chalco-Itza, Rocinha,
Manshiet

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