an idle mind is a sitting target
a poet said,
let us make fire kindling in the heart!
here when it is idle
it is no time to kill
no time to die out there!
there are runny noses to wipe
and diapers to change
there are filled bins to empty
there are old dogs to walk
there are weak muscles to stretch
there are appointments to make
there are snacks to prepare
there are bills to pay
there are suppers to put on the table
there are mcdonalds to deliver
there are laundries to pick
there are kids to transport
there are forms to fill out
there are libraries to check in/out
there are more holiday outings ahead
and more mind erects to soothe etc.
last but not least,
there are pal-talk–meetings tonight
about this staggering liberation struggle stuff
and the 25000 or so prisoners back home!
in every house where m-o-r-t-g-a-g-e is a smoking lava!
Asafa Tefera Dibaba