The Legend of Urban Fridays vii

You’re always at it… work, work, work as if trying to write your way out of debt
like Sir Walter Scott, except you owe no weight; and you’re free of constraints

Certainly, I learnt early to never owe, for that’d only cause injury to the intellect and suppress the soul

So then take time out, let’s share space

Yes, I should also like to think it is well-deserved

More than that – I promise you, it’ll be well worth it


© Heath Muchena, 2015

Vow Veld

I was steady under her suzerainty
as she seldom encroached on my liberty
but now that I’m supposedly free
I long so much for those days
for I realise how happy I was
in that stability


© Heath Muchena, 2015

Orange River Eureka

She said: don’t give me a diamond unless it’s the ‘Star of South Africa’
in fact, I want a whole field of them. So in the same manner Waterboer the Griqua laid claim to the fields between the Vaal and the Modder rivers in the Orange Free State – you should also act, and make sure you get me nothing less than enough to fill a bucket


© Heath Muchena, 2015

Poems, Charms & God’s Vineyard vi

she spoke of her loss
with words duspeptos
eyes bright with tears
and piercing light – the Pharos upon the seas

he drew her close
into his warm embrace
shielding her from all her fears

whispering words of comfort

sweet lullabies to a lady’s ears


© Heath Muchena, 2015


why does man turn every unfulfilled wish into a source of dissatisfaction, which ofttimes sees him descend into a sort of self-inflicted, miserable existence?

should he not instead seize the opportunity to measure his ability against probability and find recourse in meaningful action, balanced with reasonable expectation?


© Heath Muchena, 2015


what is unsociable tends to evoke laughter, but not what is deemed immoral
so humour in essence is that which leaves our emotions undisturbed

© Heath Muchena, 2015

Saint Somewhere Street ii

I’m bad for you

knew that from the moment I met you, although you’ve been nothing but good to me

well, then you’re bad for me

thought I’d always be a good girl, but that was before I met you

and goddamn me for wanting you as bad as I do

I don’t want to be without you. I’m in love with you

I need you too, beautiful

what about her, him – what are we going to do?

nothing matters as long as I have you, besides she ain’t as bad as you and he doesn’t excite you, so you tell me – what else are we to do?


© Heath Muchena, 2015


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