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EYES THAT SEE

Once upon a time, aboa PatuoProphesied the fall of some lands to mouths of the nsuo…and was called musuoAnd so all animals chased it with etuoUntil he looked for trees with fuller hair to hide him from the murderous ekuo IITime went by and the people enjoyed their ɔbraUntil they saw waves which travelled to […]

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DANGER IN THE VOLTA

ElsewhereThe sea is traveling homePreceeded by its warning motors of waterTaking over roads and many a gutter IIElsewhereHomes sit in the warnings of the waterHumans having heard and seen but waiting for the sea’s slaughterAs home is that only place they sit IIIElsewhereThe powerful know the calamities which will follow the sea’s warningBut their kins […]

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KETA AND KETU – SOUTH

Adafianu and Agavedzi are being swallowed by KetaWhich has turned into a python swallowing homes wholeAdafianu, Agavedzi and many in Ketu-South are being devoured by KetaThey who have no legs to run stand like morsels to be swallowed whole IISurrounding villages watch in frightened modeNeighbouring beards burn, and their eyes seeSurrounding villages know they’ve lost […]