I Am a Muganda

A cattle egret landing in a lake. The cattle egret is the totem of my tribe, Buganda.
Credit to Evrard Van Espen from Unsplash

I am a Muganda. Allow me to embellish.
I am a member of the Buganda tribe.
The largest in Uganda I must ascribe.
American I am, and proud to be,
But the culture I have is pride to me.

Nyange is my totem. Allow me to embellish.
Nyange is the cattle egret;
A calm bird where the land is wet.
A symbol for strength and purity.
A lifelong…