What I Hear

People;

chatting,

shouting,

giggling,

stories.

Kirundi,

French,

English.

Mzungu.

 

Whistling.

Sweeping.

Knocking.

Banging.

 

Cars,

Bikes,

Tuk-tuks,

Hooting.

 

Roosters,

birds,

crickets,

dogs,

goats.

 

Gun shots,

do not hear them,

see traces.

Hear vivid and recent stories of them.

 

The rain.

Soft rain.

Heavy rain.

Windy rain.

Thunder rain.

Waves.

 

I hear pride,

I hear uncertainty.