they are not coming
they are dying away.
They are body – guarded against death
But they die in the eyes of their guards
Smile and make my day
Laugh and heal my heart
**Tinashe Muchuri is a poet, performer, actor, and writer currently living in Harare. He performs regularly at arts festivals in Zimbabwe and he features in a local historical soap called 'Tiriparwendo' as the character Jecha. Muchuri has just finished a novel script in Shona, 'Chibarabada' which explores squatter camp subcultures of Zimbabwe and how they interface with power and the 'conventional' society.