Big Fish in Masvingo Lake
There’s a big fish at the bottom of Masvingo lake.
Old, fat, and ugly, it won’t be caught
I glimpsed it once, on the end of my hook;
Thought I had it, saw its cruel, fierce eyes
The fishing isn’t good in the lake.
The big old one has eaten almost all the others.
People still come to try and catch it
Maybe if the lake dries up
It will be found there at the bottom
They say the lake will dry up one day
I can’t wait that long.
It can’t live for ever.
Next year I’m coming back with fresh tackle, new bait