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.
Topic(s) of this poem: social behaviour