Sseebo Gwe Wange (Sir, you are mine)

Ssebo gwe wange!
You pound me like the engalabi
I slap the wall to your rhythm
Sharp, Unforgettable, you are lightening
Subdued, I moan like thunder
Your sweat erodes layers of my sanity
I’m in a dream and shouldn’t wake
I’m in a nightmare
Ssebo gwe wange!
You hold two balls of tropical sunshine
over my head, singeing my hair
You are like the jackfruit
outside you are hard and prickly
but inside you are sweet and sticky
like those yellow seeds
Ssebo gwe wange!
You are matooke laying over my charcoal stove
boiling in anguish and bubbling in delight
Ssebo gwe wange!


Note: Matooke is banana, Uganda’s staple food.

Link to the Italian translation

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