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My notebook!

GIDRAF MWANGI 1992 (Murang'a)

Wobbly worn face,
Full of ink spat on it.
Weeping of age and aching spine
Floppy and denied of the staple to hold it
Willful to be written notes on
Fearing still the sharp quill stabbing in abrupt
Waiting not to collect the ink it spills as it is spun
Frightful of the rough thumbs which flip it
Wailing for the flared ends slain
Faded letters that are written in haste
While still it has from me not run
Fleeing is not the way to pay me or fight
Whereas it knows I will be punished for work not done!
 
 

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