Treasure Island

Masereka Amos


Neighbor’s Hair (and revenge availed)


Plaited and curled as rolls
Protecting and strengthening as house poles
Arrangements made and broken
Neighbor’s hair to be my token
Weekend is near and the hair is new
Neighbors gather to curl it as a crew
Shame is gone and pride is merely anything
to enable the husband engage with a ring
Neighbor’s hair will avail the revenge
If at all you comprehend, and never again pretend
Or fail to arrange, that which I do not wish mention
For to attract your attention
Do it and do not be ahead man
Do not be a middleman
Do not be boastful
Be a serviceman
Be honest
Be attractive
Be assertive
Be faithful
Be reliable to avail the revenge.

Submitted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Edited: Thursday, July 04, 2013

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