50 x 35cm
It is early in the day, but already you assume responsibility. You
by getting water & preparing porridge for your tiny siblings. Later
be other chores & concerns.
Nobody gave you this particular role. Just suddenly it was yours
quite simply, there was nobody else to bring some sense of order &
this family in this period of blight.
In the dark time of AIDS first your father was called away, then
into that other land of eternal shadow. Ignorance makes it so that
this enemy, who will go next, who will survive the scourge.
You, in actual fact still a child, big sister / little mother, a
small admirable human
being, do the simple things someone has to do in order for others to
survive. You are
one of hundreds of thousands involved in trying to go on living in
this time of dying.
Yet nobody knows your name.