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from Iremoje: Ritual Poetry for Ken Saro-Wiwa
by Akeem Lasisi

Kenule Saro-Wiwa,
Your breed defeats the creed of the reeds.
Your presence is the shadow of a kite
That sends off the squawking fowls of memorial pains,
Your breed defeats the creed of the reeds.
You are the trouble Poem the bully refuses to read
Because its diction is baked in the ovum of change.

Multilingual thinker,
Armed with the dialects
Of the air
       and sea
Of the sky
       and land
Air
       and sea
Sky
       and land
What merged the black and white wisdom
In the seabed of your Luther King’s heart?
Teach me!

©2003, Akeem Lasisi


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