Gathering Cloud by Yomi Edward 




Araba, What are you still doing out there, unmoved? 
Are your ears so muffled that you cannot hear the river roar?
It is approaching… 
Won’t your sense dialogue with your feet?
Sounds of grumbling clouds…
Mothers calling out aloud
Fowls running home to roost
On whomever this torrent sees It beats… 
In haste 
We must all 
A shelter seek 

This gathering storm 
Shall unseat stubborn caps
The anus of the wandering goloba 
Shall it unmask in full glare… 
Tell that alakori ojelu 
No shelter shall shield his unfortunate head 
He should have thought it well
Before he shot the arrow 
That punctured the sun… 
Like the lazy man’s corpse 
These torrents shall unearth his ugly past…

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