alexander opicho Poems
Ebola! Ebola! Ebola!
you are only hunting in the exhausted fields,
you predecessors have done evil marvel in this land
Africa's sons and daughter were heavily taken away
in slave raid, colonial rampage two world wars, cancer
and HIV aids, Ebola you must be ashamed to come here,
are you as foolish as lioness that must follow the path
initially taken by her husband the lion?
Ebola Africa is dead tired and lain forlorn
by strange diseases not known by it
but only named in the land of their cradle
where HIV was born in the Irish Laboratory
on trial and ...
Avery huge volumes of books
With writings and contents mutated
Some pages soiled blank
Leaves worn dog eared
Original ideas probed and decimated
It is a palimpsest.
Very huge buildings of universities
Monumental laboratories in there