BECAUSE MEN HAVE TURNED GODS
By Akeem Lasisi
The ATM is dispensing hunger
And dry excuses are the national anthem from jaundiced apps
But because men have turned gods
They mopped up the currency old
And moved the new into a mamba’s hole
We say the road is bent on raw fares
They say we should learn from the lion that pays no toll
We ask: How do we keep life going in roadside bukas?
They say the elephant is ever cashless
But remains the fattest in miracle jungles
We ask: How from now will our children feed?
They advocate extended breastfeeding
Or we teach our kids the way of the birds
Which have no naira
But eat and fly in the merciful skies.