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A rock

                                               Beaton Galafa

                                Beaton Galafa is a Malawian writer of poetry, fiction
                                                     and non-fiction

                                       A rock is better than man’s heart
                                       in that
                                       in spring or autumn, summer or winter
                                       it does not burst or wither,
                                       crack even in the presence of a hammer

                                       or amalgamate sand and other fragments
                                       to expand and fill the earth and reign.
                                       It rests still on roads, in bushes, homes

                                       to be pushed and eat up new space
                                       without war, without hate, without resignation
                                       still shining at the world when the sun rises.

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