Nairobi

There was a drip, drip, drip
they hit the floor with a thump.
It was thicker than water,
how about that?
a proverb that states the obvious
no riddle there
family comes first.
After all oral tradition is all Africa has,
a record of the history of our fathers and their fathers ad infinitum.
drip, drip, drip
the noise made clear thought hard
down on the streets,
Nairobi was still alive.
It’s 3 a.m. on end month Saturday,
there is a pool of blood on your kitchen counter
the weekend is just getting started.
She could call her father or burn it down
But all her stuff was in the apartment.
drip, drip, drip
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It would be morning soon
her leg was numb from sitting on the floor
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he slipped and fell
she should call the police
this is Nairobi,
the green city under the sun.
“Hallo? Daddy? Yes it’s me. I know it’s late.
Daddy, something terrible happened…”
drip, drip, drip
It is 9 a.m. on Monday
she doesn’t usually attend morning classes
the seat next to her remains empty
they want to ask but they can only hope to replace him.


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