SENTINEL POETRY (ONLINE) #14     JANUARY 2004

DIKE OKORO

MABO
For T

Every face is a song
Pleading careful listening

If I must believe
That *Oduduwa opened palms
Over the sea
To grant us earth,

Or
That Prometheus stole fire
That we may live,

You are alive, my brother
Even with the girdle laced
Round yr neck

*Mythic creator of the earth, according to Yoruba legends.

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