From 9,000 feet – LAKE VICTORIA


Indentations along the shore

Carved in sharp relief;

Dark the waters of the lake

Defying all belief.


Inland sea where men strive

Beneath a burning sun;

Timeless wonder for us all

As our lives are run.


Patchwork clump of islands

Appearing in the mist;

One just like a smiling face,

Another like a fist.


Huts! Round and sprinkled

On the undulating plain;

Gullies shaped by nature

And unrelenting rain.


A crucible of life is here

Where heated winds blow;

As I marvel from above,

Scanning down below.


Monty Alexander 19.7.20

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