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Friday, December 15, 2017

The Darkened Daylights

It is not the engulfing darkness that l fear;
I do not worry about Kpormebgbe's household;
And l have no problem with the snakes on grandma's farm.

I know what comes with darkness And l have heard the hate that Kpormebgbe has for my father.
l have also seen snakes bite to kill.

What worries me is the daylight
That blinds me not to see
The dark men dressed in white:
This light does not reveal the plastic smiles of Kpormebgbe's children.
It has also hidden the forked fangs of the cobras coming for me.
Francis Kokutse
Topic(s) of this poem: social behaviour
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