Every morning, in a long dress and white headscarf,
She kneels beside her bed and prays in earnest
But that part of the day is clean from the rest:
She’ll break any given commandment in a heartbeat
And I’m told that gossip is her bread and meat.
Her contradictory behaviour got me thinking:
Do we constantly avoid the road that leads to sinning
Or are we just pious in the morning?
(c) Alex N Nderitu
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