Tuesday, 21 July 2015

My Voice Grew Pubic Hair

Picture credit: Edzordzi Agbozo

Thanks to providence
I have no fear anymore.

My heart has killed vipers
And I rinsed my mouth with the venom
Some, I used for pomade
Some, I kept for ablutions

I have walked the wider earth, in dreams
Sang across diverse landscapes
On the islands, I broke the neck of loneliness
On the sea, I made a convenant with my birth-water
On land, I jumped over the guns pointing at my window

So now, I grew pubic hair on my voice
And now I can face the firing squad at the public square
Strip my back for lashes, my face for spit

Mine is the source of life
So I shall not sneeze
When rogues and demi-gods

Pinch one another for cannibal-feast on my flesh.

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