It Flies In My Face…

Painting by Charles Okah (photo taken at B.A.N.D. Exhibition Nov 28 – Dec 21, 2014)

The Map of Africa

“It flies in
my face:

“Africa.
  –the map of–
–the rhythm of–
smell, taste, and body…

OF A CONTINENT
whose shards
have studded
the world

“And through it
I mouth
I scream
I sing
Myself
ITself

“with rose-petalled lips
drunk on
syncopated
coffee

——————

“It flies in
–my face–

–your face–

–our minds–

“AND our Memories of A

–present–

–past–

and

A

–shared–future–

OF…/WITH…/ABOUT…/FOR
Celebrated
Colour(s)”

 (In Lynne’s verbal sight & hearing :), 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, December 23, 2014)



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