Darkest Efrica

Taking a dim view of my study during loadshedding (actual!)










Though Efrica is famous
for being rather black
At present, of all lighting,
there’s even more a lack,
Through maintenance, a lack of,
the power they supply
Is cut off — now it’s twice a day
that it is going to die;
In current terms, the latest phrase
to roll upon the tongue —
‘Rol-ling-load-shed-ding’ is found
with blackout terms among;
I do wish that my router
and internet-type link,
Did not, without this power,
get sent upon the blink;
A solar source of current,
be better option, might,
Except I’d need it lunar,
because I blog at night!

However well-developed a sense of humour may be, it starts coming under strain with day after day of electricity being cut off just when one needs it, of traffic lights out of action causing jams, and of disrupted communications.

© March 2019 Colonialist

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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7 Responses to Darkest Efrica

  1. It does seem civilization is sliding backwards.

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  2. have you given thought to setting up your own generator. Might be the only way; the way darkest Efrica’s going, still I suppose if you did, one of your fellow countrymen of a different hue, would probably come along and confiscate/pinch it!

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  3. Sue W says:

    Sounds like Dark Forces are at work! And probably in more ways than one!

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  4. disperser says:

    That looks surprisingly like an old postcard joke that read . . . Hawaii at Night.

    Sorry you’re going through that; not fun, I’m sure.

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