Erhiawarien Justice Akpesiri

Rookie (Warri, Delta State, Nigeria)

Erhiawarien Justice Akpesiri
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Haida Gwai’i (The Isles Of Lost Appeal)

These are the large cedar poles
Bleached and buffed by the element to a silver-gray
Slowly decaying as they fall
Alas,
In the largesse of her past
Now shrouded in the mists of a many time
Her people,
Children of the eagle and raven
In dignity and friendliness
As they are dressed in the finest of sealskin robes
In the potlatches of the winter months
In songs and choruses
Swarming, o so magnificent canoes
And in these she’d raided and traded, unmatched.
But no
These are no days for raid or trade
For these are days of feasting, a day of ...

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