Not In Recorded History

Deadly droughts drained

And bubbled because of

A ferocious flash of furor

Let loose were temperatures

That made the world fierier

Than at any time in noted history

Seas acidifying, species on the brink

Of death, the earth barked a bitter welcome

To an unwelcoming upheaval of heat and hell

Ndaba Sibanda is a Zimbabwean-born writer. He hails from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe`s second-largest city. He is one of the most prolific poets to emerge from that Southern African country. Sibanda's work is featured in The Anthology House, in The New Shoots Anthology, The Van Gogh Anthology, and A Worldwide Anthology of One Hundred Poetic Intersections. Some of Ndaba`s works are found or forthcoming in Page & Spine, Peeking Cat, Piker Press, SCARLET LEAF REVIEW, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, the Pangolin Review, and many other publications.