'Lakunle Jaiyesimi


'Lakunle Jaiyesimi Poems

1. The World 8/24/2007
2. Naked Flower 8/24/2007
3. Death 8/24/2007
4. Rest In Jail 8/24/2007
Best Poem of 'Lakunle Jaiyesimi

Rest In Jail

Listen, ego-needing man in brown beret
Pitched have I
My tent
Under the bridge at Oshodi

It is a gargantuan castle
Of the close-fitting air
That surrounds me roundabout
While I snake-coil
On the sleepy-waterbed
Away at an angle

Unabated visitation without a knock
Sonorously,
Friendly mosquitoes flap-in their wings
To demand their pound of my flesh; in blood
My crime?
Competition over their waterbed of crèche

Come, power-hungry man in camouflage
Observe my home, and answer me
“Am I not a happy man? ”
Never worried about ...

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