Arson 17-4-2017

17 April 2017

Arson on the hills
Orange tongues frame the horizon
Smoke lifts in the wind
-Deja vu-
We are veterans
sound of quick shots
In the lugga
Three officers patrol the dust
that used to be my lawn.

A striped hyena calls from the hills
In the dry pond at Kuti
no frogs to serenade the clouds
A growl
A rumble
Rolling stones
knocked by padded feet
Elephants in my garden
Two buffalo stand
below the pepper tree

A rustle in the rafters
My dogs lift their heads
The resident genet cat
is back on the roof.

At Kuti
a night of wind

17 April 2017


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