Deluge Aftermath - Poem by Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu
lies on a pyre of laughter -
sardonic laughter -
holocryptic in its litter of
charms and pangs of incence.
swears oaths of allegiance to
waning day, refraining from
tales of calm and religious prescience;
it recalls the aftermath of the
Deluge of Noah.
rests with inveterate slumber
earned in the cataract of
puissant vices upon lonesome,
green artifacts of a laconic culture.
looms across the dark visage of
and atop glow-lines of garden lamps
and posts of decaying flames.
crowns crabs monarchs of floods,
and frogs, adjutants of water regiment,
within breaths of rain.
nubiferous - hanging old shrouds
of weeping clouds on the meek contours of
familiar skies to jeer downward.
bleaching the whited sepulchers
like elephants killed by lightning
in an unread plague of rain;
unearthing fossils of mosquitoes
about to become fuel,
and tickling the ribs of streams
to laugh and grow fat.
dampens the hearth and the phalli -
two hot and intemperate organs
of warmth and man,
cringing in the event of the
breaking of the huge gourd
sitting on the earth-pillars.
Deluge aftermath -
one small flood for a community
and a giant inundation
for the aftermath of mankind.
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