Fifty (or so) school children walk by and
Fifty (or so) school children come back and
fight over being in a photo with
one “umlungu”* on a bench –
Out comes a camera.
I sit awkwardly.
then I put (my bags between my legs and) an arm around a girl who giggles shyly,
there is a roar from the crowd!
Something funny is going on here;
I just hope the joke’s on me.
umlungu (usually) derogatory term for a white person