Sentinel Poetry (Online) #44  

THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POETRY & GRAPHICS...since 2002

ISSN 1479-425X Editor: Amatoritsero Ede                                                            

 

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Obododimma Oha

 

 Desire

 

 Dawn still at the doorpost, wandering

If the house desires the broom

 

 Silhouettes of receding memories

Follow the long shadows

To the arms of chi-na-agu waiting

 

 And the portals await mortals

Ndi-biara-ije-nwe-ula

Who desire to forget to remember

 

 The self-within-the-self

The self seeking the Word

The Word of the spirit touching the silences

 

 There are songs you can no longer sing

Games you can no longer play

Names you can no longer utter

When the house finds the broom…

 

 We wrestle against the hand

That pulls the plumage

For the red afternoons

 

 

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