for hector peterson, aged 13 first child
killed in soweto riot 1976
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light there was no light at first around the head
of the young boy only the slim stirring of soweto
only the shadow of voices students and soldiers
practicing their lessons and one and one cannot be even
two in afrikaans then before the final hush
in the schoolyard in soweto there was the burning of his name
into the most amazing science the most ancient prophecy
let there be light and there was light around the young
boy hector peterson dead in soweto and still among us