Rain of deadly shots, shots of unfair reigns –
Persecuted curiosity, egoistical bureaucracy
Absent-minded creativity, blurred fantasy
Ballooned stupidity, thinning reality,
Drunken, restless society –
From nowhere hit everywhere.
(Eyes closed, buried away somewhere
Upstairs, in the temple, rehearsing the dark shaded
Wailings of withering years
…silence digs deep revealing
Along in clotted tongues and sounds,
Filling gaps unsaid, unseen).
Holes in thoughts… Swollen patience…
1, 3, A, B, 1, 2, 4, 7, X, Y, Q, 9, z
In Cap and Low, repeat,
Repeat, upside down
Attention seeking PA system
Foot-printing up here
In mother’s tongue,
From several miles away.
New day breaks…
Processing begins, again…
Shedded culture not tears.
Through fears, became more human –
Not woman enough, not man enough –
For the first time in years…
My-my my-my Migraine.
Bring back my brain!
Cant remember… and
(Rabababa rabobobo rabaroboshei
Rababo, roboba…uhm…Rebo Rabo…)
Time’s gone. Just mine –
But time’s fun – Maybe intentional.
Time will yell, when out of here the hell
(no, the heaven) I get.
Skirts, fingers my memories.
May remember more of forever,
If a minute you have to spare.
Sinful righteousness, angered love
Lucked up lucks, lonely joy
Raped foresight, blinded focus
Nailed movements, noisy chained hopes
Rolling stones –
No, rolling tears…
Saddest taste of holy delays –
Clumsy lies and liars, romance back offices;
Hide and seek in courts.
Intentions ambushed away,
Yet layered letters play dangerous
With words not mine.
Whispering freedom, from behind front bars
Next to nothing but me, winds me up and down
What have I not seen?
Where have I not been?
Name. Normal Abnormal
Date of Birth. Tomorrow, Today, Yesterday.
(Climaxed tears dissolve
In homage to memories…)
© Tobi Akiode
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