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POEMS BY OZIOMA ONUZULIKE
"WEEKEND SEX" WITH GOLD CIRCLE CONDOM

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 (For Chinweizu And Oliseh)

I

Filthy thighs on heat

borrow sciences' toothless pliers

to secure the gate of sex

against this mute tiger

prowling the territories

of all mortals,

Black and White

 

This beast grows fibrous teeth

steeled by the manure

of a decaying world

as sons and daughters of men

clean their anus

with the script writ of God's finger.

Sons and daughters of men

use God as lipstick,

housing Satan within

 

Now,

Sons and daughters of men

are cutting a path of sinking sand

to bypass the creator's design

and out stride a leakproof code

 

II

Perhaps

I am blind

or foolish

or ignorant

 

Let someone tell me:

what has men seen in men

or women in women

or men in women

or women in men

that tethers them

eternally

to the thorns of lust?

 

Let someone tell me:

Why should I join

this band of drunk egrets

pursuing after herds of sick cattle

for the poisonous bugs

of sex?

 

Tell me:

Perhaps

I am blind

or foolish

and ignorant

 

Enugu/Nsukka, September/October, 1998

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