afraid

I am not afraid of the dark

and all the secrets it guards jealously.

I am not afraid of the light

with the injustices it allows me to see.

I am not afraid to love

on a path full of bliss and heartbreak.

I am not afraid of my existence

or the perceptions it gives you.

I am not afraid to become

where I have failed before.

I am not afraid to give birth

to a peaceful human race

I am not afraid of the future

as it unfolds before me

No I am not afraid.

Cleopatra Chipo Kuuya 2006

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