The Village Night

The darkness of the night Gives way to darkened darkness. The stories told around the fire Now ride on the chariots of fleeing fireflies. The stools are overturned And the fires sleep under ashes. The earthenware pot resting on the caresses of cunning cockroaches, Savours the scent and holds tight to the slippery okro Whose […]

*Vain Size*

The silence of the tree Is steady growth. No need To groan so all do know It’s root tighter now holds. The voice of the drum Travels far. Not by its size But the melody of its tune. The grain holds an atom’s might. Yet in it lies multitudes Of man’s grace. No food is […]

*At 60 , My Voice.*

  On the everest of joy And the malfeasance in freedom I have railed the ways towards the dream I lived within the womb of my colonial mother. I am sixty and I am a man. From the vibrance of a teenage Amidst fouls of youthful curiosity And challenges of menopaused wives, I have raised […]

*Black Maiden*

Your shadow speaks elegance Oh Fairy ! In the gleam of the rising sun You stroll briskly towards the dam in glowing yawns Awakening sleeping butterflies. Your waist beads chatter in glittering spikes That brews sparkling confidence Sending strong signals of streaming supremacy over savouring strangers. You walk with the rythm of fairies And grace […]