Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Cheerful Lunch by Biola Olatunde

A Cheerful Lunch
by Biola Olatunde

the elders warn
don’t whistle at high noon
nor call any by name
for the spirits are about
to prepare their dinner
he sniffed and sneered
at the ignorant elders and traditions
and headed for the farm

alone at high noon
saw no one nor animal
hair stood at right angles
head swelled
and trembling slightly
to dispel the sudden dread
he whistled to himself

the Iroko spirit
along the path smiled and thought
what a cheerful lunch
© Copyright 2010 Biola Olatunde. All rights reserved.
Biola Olatunde has granted Knight Chills non-exclusive rights to display this work. 

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