If you stand away from me
& I stand away from you
& you & you & you
many of us will need to walk on water
& cling to the cliffs on the sides of mountains.
Ex-city dwellers will spit plant pigments
over their hands onto the walls
& ceilings inside their caves
& people like me will return to the tall trees
using ropes instead of liana vines
unless you are lucky enough to
stand east of Sierra Leone
& west of the Congo Basin.
Umgawa means, keep your distance,
Umgawa also means,
go find your own Jane, motherfucker!