Ivvy Isabella Anito


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Take Me To Africa

Take me to Africa
the home of my birth
the mound of dark civilization
I long to suckle her breast whose milk
taught me diphthongs of my dialect
and baptized me in my forefathers bucket

Take me to Africa
the dunghill where i belong
let the monkey embark on the voyage back home to the origin of his foreskin -
the dark earth beside the sea shore

I will pound the millet when i get home
i will sing me a dirge for those lost
in wild adventure searching for gold
i will tell the story of five seasons ago
of Odysseus, of theseus atop Pegasus
living...

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