Lazy: My Brother in the Diaspora Calls Me
To the children of Africa in the diaspora who rob their brothers of empathy. Cape Coast, Ghana Agadez, Niger Door of No Return One forced into ships. The other voluntarily on foot One tossed in the Atlantic The other braving the Sahara Into slavery Into prostitution Into abuse And many into death Yet my brother calls me lazy. In far away comfort he says I refuse to work I keep trudging till the sand meets the sea.