Americana Blues 2

american blue

Is this Akesan
Or Oja Oba?
I asked myself: is this
Akesan or Oja Oba?
This image passes
For one in my ancient town

Alubosa, grapes, and fish,
All converging on the vast palm of the tray
See alubosa, grapes and fish
All on the spreading palms of trays
This is Akesan, oh no! This is Bodija
Here, down the city street of York

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Americana Blues 1

american blue

Walking down the street of York
Eyes flashed from their stunned sockets
Hey yayah, down the street of York
And eyes stunned in sockets
A guy walked about
Out of time out of route

But wait: who told you
Your modernity is the only one?
Yea, who told you it is only your modernity
In the market place of civility?
The world cannot be yours alone
When others also have to own

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GIVE MY UNIVERSAL LOVE

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Give me my universal love
where my heart will open
like prostitute’s curtain
to every body of winds that swirls nearby.
Give me my universal love
beyond the geography of my body.
Give me my universal love
where my legs can walk
into the continents of your skin
without the race of your minds
and my miseries hashtagged beyond Baga
and my echoes unfurling, past the Euphrates.

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A SOLDIER GETS HIS DEATH

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After a mutiny charge of a group of soldiers on terrorism

as the odd smell of asphalt
in the incongruous road of his heart,
a soldier sniffs death.

He feels it as the snap of life
from a lanterned night;
he gets his death as a token
of gift from his country,
he gets death as a token
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