When I grow up I want to be

Can I be free!?
And just play a free tune 
Play the strings at my own pace
Then create mistakes I can face

The ten fingers
The ten dictators
The nyumbakumi
The so-called ‘manual’
The patriarchal society

I’m a pipette 
A bridge between the mouth and some solution 
Yes I’m a puppet
Dancing to everyone’s tune
Yes I’m a bucket 
I’m waterproof

I deliver only
But I don’t affect the reaction
Least on the list is ;
My affection, some attention
Some love with intention
Someone with concentration

A free prison
To smile there’s no reason
Dictatorship instructions
Then at the end 
A close-ended questionnaire

By Ann Kimani



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