Thursday, April 27, 2017

Mother, how far?

Mother of the borderless skies 

where diverse gourd shapes 

of clouds do not wall off their enclaves / 

Even when a few partake in the shedding when it rains, 

we proclaim they all poured / 

Womb of the see-through sun 

and committed moon / 

Source of the over 3000 tribes 

from Afar, Amhara, Berber to Asanteman / 

Root that keeps the gyils of Ouaga in sync 

with the pirouette behind pregnant Dogon masks / 

How near are we from home? How far? 


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