Monday, 27 January 2014

Julliet

She has candy; she has yoghurts, and so many things
she sits behind glossy bars, ‘tis not her prison, ‘tis her personal freedom
a place shining with her warm smiling
she has juices; she has soaps, and so many things
and many other liquid items
and a green grocery with vegetables
rice and beans for women to prepare their husband’s meals

she sits among her daily treasury, her goods for sale
she is Julliet, the African Queen of her grocery shop
somewhere in Tanzania, Kenya or who knows where
in a busy city, where people seem to be happy
crowding in, wandering out, making a living from small things
creating an economy, a decent market for small wallets

Hakuna Matata Juliet
you made my day
Hakuna Matata grocery shopper Queen
we’re all welcome to your shop
we’ll all coming to visit you
for your smile, your kindness, your wise words
I’ll come to purchase your vegetables
prepare a feast of carrots, onions and sweet potatoes
add to them spicy flavour of my own secret
share the meal with yourself without any interest
‘cause your face made me happy
‘cause you live by the words
Hakuna Matata.

She has candy; she has yoghurts, and so many things
she sits behind glossy bars, ‘tis not her prison, ‘tis her personal freedom
a place shining with her warm smiling
Julliet.


Video of Julliet. Part of a literary project involving The European Network of Creative Writing Workshops.


Projet pour l'atelier d'écriture du 30 janvier.


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