The cats are safely on the roof
Dogs are circling round
The doors are locked & double locked
The house is safe & sound.

Bug spray is sprayed throughout the rooms
Mosquito zappers set in place
Covers are pulled over my head
For fear of spiders crawling all over my face.

The dogs howl in unison to the passing train's whistle
Cats tumble over the roof in a ferocious fight
Prayers are murmured under the covers
There is a whole new Africa at night.