They said she must wait

They said she must wait

They said she must wait
until the pain gets worse

so did that place where
a certain rank of humanity
rewards itself hugely
for keeping others
in their place

management refuses
to let a worker go
to the clinic
she miscarriaging
at a till

so says a social media circular
adding that her union refused
to take up a case of abuse
saying they only deal
with labour relations
(and not with human rights abuses)

They said she must wait
until the pain gets worse
so says that place where
a CEO’s annual bonus
beggars belief

They said she must wait
until the pain gets worse

How long still

Not yet Uhuru

 

(Photo Credit: Africa.com / UCT)

About David Kapp

David Kapp is a popular educator and poet living in Cape Town, South Africa.