Hyena for a neighbour (poem)


Hyena for a neighbour

by Obinna Chilekezi


I ask only for this:
To look deep into my eyes
And see the fascinating feline
Awaiting a prey.

These eyes have seen weights
Of burdens, endless source tears
But everyone needs a beginning,
A fresh start, with some fun.

We all need a litre of love
To rock the world with fun
But it’s curious and sad
With hyena for a neighbour
To live in stolen happiness.

(Lagos, 09/10/18)


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