Ben Banda

Rookie (1975 / Kenya)

Legs - Poem by Ben Banda

Legs! Legs!
What are you legs?
In streets,
legs, legs__
Only legs,
That rush for food,
And that dally,
Some for mysteries__
All but legs.
O legs!
I see you all over,
But do you,
Have an eye for me?
O legs!
Legs!
You legs,
Bethink legs,
That when I grow,
I’ll never see you,
Ghostly,
I’ll tell you,
Goodbye legs!
I’ll die from you,
For I’ll be risen up,
Risen over legs,
Risen over you legs.

(Dec 1994)


Comments about Legs by Ben Banda

  • Linda Hepner (3/9/2006 12:06:00 AM)

    This is an odd perspective. As if you are lying down in the street or very small and helpless. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 18, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, July 18, 2005


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