Face of Hunger

Bozo

Village Elder
#1
I counted his ribs,
One... two... three... Oh!... I can’t!
Scarcely scattered yellowish hair,
Staring and tired sunken eyes,
Is there something to eat?
They seem to ask.
Wiry limbs.
Never ending growling 'kwarshiorkored' stomach,
Co-ordinate with the exhausted brain,
To imagine a lump of ugali in the empty air...
 

Chinese

Senior Villager
#2
I counted his ribs,
One... two... three... Oh!... I can’t!
Scarcely scattered yellowish hair,
Staring and tired sunken eyes,
Is there something to eat?
They seem to ask.
Wiry limbs.
Never ending growling 'kwarshiorkored' stomach,
Co-ordinate with the exhausted brain,
To imagine a lump of ugali in the empty air...
Picha na paybill no.
 

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