Leave Him Alone!

You can come with me if you want.

I wake up, it is a chilly day to be warm.

Quick and away, I make my move for the day.

I don’t know why, time seems to be moving against me.

I don’t know why, the birds are unusually silent.

I look behind me, the army seems to be waiting.


I am moving in for the day, flying like a sparrow.

I don’t know how, but I sure saw it all.

I can’t tell no one, but I heard the sounds it made.

I am moving in for the day, aware death hunts too.

Moving in for his day too.

I heard it, the laughter as it swooped in.

I smelled it, a mixture of roses and warm milk.

I even touched the cape on its head, a fabric of skins and silk.

Not a single muscle in me trembled. I cannot fear.


It was silent, the crashing stilled

It was still, the moving and the swooping, hunting hushed.

This is all I have to tell, of a tale where it wasn’t me.

I did not save myself like I always do.

This time, they came for me.

I still hear that thunder in the voices,


~Koome Manyara~

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