We are here
In this hot sea together
Why should one cry the loudest?
Water, please stop screaming
Pepper, garden eggs, onions
Tomatoes, are lost in your world
Only their colour seves a reminder through you
So why must you make the loudest noise?
We are all unfortunate beings
Who among us was able to say goodbye
To his or her beloveds?
Who among us was buried as is duly expected?
Who among us loves to be hot in a sea on fire?
I love the sea, but not when it is boiling
From the coolest sea, I was brought here and made a carcass
So why can’t you let my soul rest in peace?
Whether we cry, shout or fight
We’ll end up in the human mill
On a second thought, please continue
It is your nature to weep,
To draw the attention of our maker
That we are ready to be milled
Sad, these no farewell trips!
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014