Tony Adah

Ebola Blues - Poem by Tony Adah

Since the news from lagos
I have become a hermit
To my habits
Of yesterday and tomorrow.
I do not honk
The horn of my ford ranger
Any longer for the women
At Ochon or the boys at Biase.
Since the journey of the diplomat
That ended in a Lagos hospital
Rather than a conference in Calabar
I have been frozen
By the thought of playing
Host to the drill ranch
Resolute in abstenance from
Anything wild or bush meat.
I have extended my bedroom
To my toilet where sanitizers sit
Where my faucet runs
The risk of wearing out.
Now I am constantly
Loyal to the fatwa of
The fatalistic Central African visitor
Who loves bats as
Much as humans but with a deadly kiss.

Topic(s) of this poem: Death

Comments about Ebola Blues by Tony Adah

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

[Report Error]