Annals of the Afroasiatic Pioneers, Vol 1. #2

by danetreous

Context — Serializing Stella. More to come.


“I thought at four, by eight I’d be a queen,
the apple of the eyes of boys and girls!
Instead of being big and center screen,
my life at school and home has all unfurled…
I’m jealous of the kids who act all bold,
I speak and never find that right one word,
I wait to do all things just as I’m told,
I lack even a cow or goat to herd!
My Grandmum makes me cook the evening meal,
I schlep our family’s water on my head,
my life’s a failed childhood highlight reel!
I want to climb and stay the day in bed.”
So, sitting on a log, reflecting blue,
our Stella felt depressed, with naught to do.