FROM LETTERS TO WHISPERS

With no wings, wheels or wires I go with the speed of light From one end to another The earth heard the thunder And oceans’ depths witnessed with roars But like a gentle deer So calm but fast I come in whispers Even though you are far Jumping hills and mountains high Just to reach…

ONE MORE HIT

My rock is forced to split I’ve made a thousand and one hit And like a sportsman on kit Working to keep fit I see, overwhelmed, and make habit Little by little and a little bit You will see and see no limit So long as you do not quit It isn’t the force of…

HOMECOMING

I alighted from the taxi in front of a house I could hardly recognize as the place where I was born. Everything was different now and the only thing I could recognize was the heap of clay on the site where my father lay buried. The mango tree that once stood tall in front of…

THE BIG SPIRIT

The last time I saw him, he had a very large belly, the kind of belly they call afo beer, large and bloated and sagging, as though he wore a drooping school bag across his torso, a school bag that drooped from the weight of too much books. The five storey building he lived in…

LONG LIVE THE PENIS

The vagina lies flat and low It’s so very weak It can do nothing on its own But In your presence is the fullness of life You’d rise up to the task Always You’d stand and go to work And do the needful With every thrust you make life happen You make them yell for…

THE FIRST TRUMPET

Years back When we were yet little children And therefore too small to talk about these things, These things they call politics Noisily, We would become very quiet in the class, Balancing mathematical equations That we neither know who scattered, Nor the reasons why they fell apart And then using the almighty formula, We would…

Suddenly Yours

Rejected through the seasons Scorned for untrue reasons Lost in the cold where in misery I was bound Braving the tempest till I be found! Out of the darkness and the shadows Your presence trickles into the scene with a radiant glow Just where the tunnel was set to end There a ray of hope…