Francis Kokutse

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Listen To Me

Sister,
l am not sitting in front of you
because l am gone.

There are things that have
consumed my soul and l
am not the person you see.

My heart is on fire and
not even the waters of the Volta
can put it out.

My sister,
l have lost my bearing
an animal has captured me
and done to me what no
human being should suffer.

Did you hear laughter, my sister?
these are not sounds of joy
but the laughter that only
a bitter man can laugh to cry.

I fear for the night because
sleep has quareled with my eyes
and refused ...

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Nostalgia

I am not sick by looking back in time
it is just the nice things that
keep returning to my mind.

I remember the place near the laterine
where we all gathered in the
night to watch the sea pass
by with its wave washing the coastline
on its journey to somewhere