Blue Africa

And you thought Africa was all brown?

Dust blowing over the dry savannah

animals desperate for water

and the tall elephant grass withering in the heat.

Or maybe you pictured Africa as green?

When the dark clouds drop torrential rains

everything changes into fresh green

and the big herds migrate to green pastures.

But did you see Africa as blue?

The sparking blue oceans that surround it

its azure skies that always bless the land

and its silver blue stars that watch the birds sleeping.