Poem by Daniel Ajayi

 

Afika Genetics

The south and the Mediterranean Sea Dab flow of rich taste
Participate in the same showroom of tribal group, the blood boils and it’s thick
to harmonise the long years, long enough to wait

Afrika, such nation there you find maize
Abundance to fill the desert but meek
Origins of black the cultural taste

Let me tell you names of umbrella, fought wars that determine fate
And the layers so strong, it bore own chick
I have reached my eyes, to see only cape that wait

Our old self on a new shelf____ not mate
Shouldered in miseries unknown till date stick
The rovos rail____ you ride on the back of black taste

With the evil eye to seek mercy from heaven’s gate
Taboo paint skins of innocent and made us sick
Lives amidst danger but tried to embrace souls to not wait

Amazed by undergrounds nature and gene infused in its veins
Differ as food for the souls____ descendants grains on the earth
To be right____ people of very good taste
It’s in our gene you see afrika and our sole reason we could wait.

 

Daniel Ajayi is a Lagos born poet who writes anything but not everything from the reading of nature. He enjoys researching, and had been learning about what makes life better. His works have appeared on Ovi Magazine, Tuck Magazine, Failed Haiku, Bravearts Africa, Voice Project, Aphelion Zinc, Sierra Leone Web and more.

Jury S. Judge is an internationally published artist, photographer, writer, poet, and political cartoonist. Her “Astronomy Comedy” cartoons are also published in Lowell Observatory’s quarterly publication, The Lowell Observer. She has been interviewed on the television news program, “NAZ Today” for her work as a political cartoonist. Her artwork has been widely featured in literary magazines such as Dodging The Rain, The Tishman Review, Open Minds Quarterly, Blue Moon Review, and The Ignatian Literary Journal. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2014.

 

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