by Ogana David Okpah.
Man-made, spoken as mermaid
It stood legal.
Owing an official stamp on her chest
Making herself another crest
She’s recognized as one huge branch
The shark sense robots, kills the alien,
The blood flora
That’s one illegal act the rubber
Plate is written, MADE IN NIGERIA
I was given one for free
I just pray, you get yourself a legal practice
Or try this at home
If you have the fire
Make your vocation known
As goldsmith, gold-digger
You deal in gold right?
Sooner or later you would be rich
But don’t waste time
Looking out the window
Nor making yourself up
I am talking about gorilla
I am not talking about gold finch
Ogana David Okpah is a poet living and working in Nigeria.