Endurance and suffering

We attended a meeting the other day

bunch of people talking about

smart cities and inclusion.

We listened and watched,

rolled our eyes in pain

“surveillanceā€ was the solution

or the word of their games.

Policing people into submission,

knee-jerk technology over reach

not engaged attitudinal change.

Exclusionary practices

against poor, male

perpetrators of violence.

Ghettoisation never touched upon

urbanisation the new norm.

Attentive conversations we wished

Disappointment we were left with.