Another Happy New Year

  The Avurudu table, looks a banquet, The rock hard Aluwa, a breastful of Konde Kawum, And the diamond-shaped Mung Kawum, All looking festive, spread on a wooden table. As I remember my grandmother Making little bloated nipples On a flat Kawum, showing how easy It can be done. Time, it erases memories And lives,…

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2017

My wife had put on the colorless base For a painting in burgundy, cutex She calls it and that little brush Paints little keratin canvases With a single coat of color She knows we will be at Hilton In a couple of hours, partying with friends. She had photographed and sent Pictures of three evening…

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