Oluwatosin SHIBA Aribo

Before Sundown

Of course there were Days we plundered, like an army of unthinking adolescents we lynched the minutes with nothingness' reveling as revelers do, headlong! We plunged into maladies' Chewed up the hours Like a gum’ Ran wild like bums’ Left the past in a huge entanglement' How those hours mock us now. Still our resolve must not go Flabby’ We needs must rise early, Ahead Of the constant morning dew Ahead of the cocks that crow Go into the inns, the alleys, the farmsteads, Into the avenues of life The hinterland' Burst through the wicket', The wily straits’ The slippery hillsides’ Burst into self’ Feeling’ Seeking’ to go the farthest’ Yearning’ Keen for that audience Of values, For that inferno’ Set the whole world ablaze with it. Shiba(2011)© Tosin Aribo

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