10101

Location

Kamwala
Zambia

10101: my home.

 

A place of beauty, nature, tranquility,

 

serene.

 

And yet here we are.

 

Victims.

 

Homelessness, poverty, pride, HIV

 

AIDS.

 

Pain. We all know the pain. The emotions involved.

 

The kidding. The joking. The anger. The sadness.

 

Because we know deep down

 

It could happen to all of us.

 

But here we are.

 

Sitting.

Unprotected.

Uninvolved.

 

Saying we're ready or that nothing at all

 

can be done.

 

Unreliable.

Unprotected.

Fear.

 

Ready for nothing

yet

still

here.

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