mangroves adrift of kick

hanging like monkeys

in rainy cheek

lament the torment of crude

the swamps stretching nowhere

affording us Nmpkuru, Omii, Ikiriko

wails sake abortion of her schools

crude spill, spilling haitus among oloibirists

Oloibiri

in shame lie

denied

sans compare

oil of the nation

your dearth has no hiatus with death

cobwebs of emission

salutes all sailors come

eyes dewy sans ado

conceive then the vision of kinsmen

oil, bane of their days

oloibiri

amanyanabos in raven with special animals

rapine to hemp of debris

oloibiri

lay still

arms akimbo

taunting herself, taunting godot, taunting existence

mud-sill of national scent

sent creekwards by murky clack of flayed cents

cents untouchable

oloibiri

forayed to the belly with pipes of pain

her womb, gushing miasma

limbless wards, edentulous elders

tethering in the miasma

by degrees making meal of their flesh

oloibiri

relic of heckled dreams

weaved to memory sake history admittance

oloiled to marshland by merchants of federal might

oloibiri

look at the loots of your land

wealth, wearing all shades in federal mouths

oloibiri

the ugbwokai that paroled us to regional

INFLUENCE

lay broken unto bones

UNmourned

like Saro Wiwa

 

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