Photograph by Sean Metelerkamp

Photograph by Sean Metelerkamp.

Photograph by Sipho Mpongo

Photograph by Sipho Mpongo.

Erratic little brown house 

by Sipho Mpongo.

Erratic little brown house

with noisy brown children.

Intoxicated parents stumble over brown bottles.

Through my viewfinder,

I see a brown sweaty boy,

crying his lungs out for help.

My brown mould trembled as his mom threw him away

like a rotten potato.

I leered at her lighting a cigarette.

I could only see the brown sweaty boy, 

crying his lungs out for help.

Cracked brown walls illustrated crooked love.

Could the brown sweaty boy ever be loved?