Thursday, August 6, 2009

kaduna sketches (4)

kaduna sketches

the village elders;
solemn shades in shadows sit.
ignored; forgotten.

a fulani girl.
tribal marks under makeup;
the baobab dies.

old hausa trader,
timeless man & timeless wares;
endangered spscies.

weeds throttle gravestones;
the dead lay unattended.
the gods have withdrawn.

a five kobo coin;
the wages of penury.
beggars go on strike.

a fat alhaji
laying his treasures on earth;
an ant dragging dung.

© Joseph McNair; 2009

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