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,…

Going Viral

In this era, of swashbuckling viruses, Zika, HIV, influenza and Dengue, There is yet another fighter going viral,  To where no man has ever Been before, the throngs of eyes That become educated of the existence Of a life form, that shares the same prefix “Self” As selfish, and reproduces profusely, Showing how easy it…

Self-Portrait at 41

Fat and tall, fat more than tall, Elephantine in some ways,   How I hear the conscience louder than ever, And the needs diminishing slowly.    Like how my wife is not the vixen in bed anymore, Only a sandbag on days, while a sand castle on others,   I’m like a book with discolored…

Masturbating in 2013

You give in to the memory Of the memory. How when we didn’t have playboy or porn Back in 1996, we had our memory to replay The woman at the British Council Library Who in that curvy green dress, stormed My senses, never to let go. She made the grass on the third eye Turn…