NIGERIAN BUTTERFLIES

fear
DEAR PRESIDENT OBAMA and FIRST LADY MICHELLE
8 more butterflies gone
send out
the jungle drones
bring our babies home
butterfly
(a poem from the cross-bread banquet of Yolantha, the new Maya Angelou, seasoned with Gwendolyn Brooks, bathed in Langston Hughes, peppered with Angela Davis, Sprinkled with Mother Teresa, lathered in William Shakespeare, rolled in Edgar allen Poe, embellished with Annes Sexton, skimmed from the Motherland breakfast tables of Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)


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