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Cut Down

written by: Ndaba Sibanda



They bought lawnmower after lawnmower
as if they had lots of cash or they had grassland
yet they wanted to bid on government contracts
to cut the unkempt hair of government officials!

They brought razor blade after razor blade
as if they wanted to cut the long nails of officials
yet all they sought to do was to move from shop
to shop in order to cut down the prices of goods!

Ndaba Sibanda

Ndaba Sibanda

Ndaba`s poems have been widely anthologised. Sibanda is the author of The Gushungo Way, Sleeping Rivers, Love O’clock, The Dead Must Be Sobbing, Football of Fools, Cutting-edge Cache: Unsympathetic Untruth, Of the Saliva and the Tongue, When Inspiration Sings In Silence and Poetry Pharmacy. He was nominated for the 2019 Pushcart Prize in Poetry.
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