Lagos hunger palaver

By Evelyn D’Poet Osagie

I wake my morning in fear
Do not despair
Death is here
How to fight it
Put a leech on it

“Close your mouth
“Cover your nose
“Wash your hands
“Let everyone know
“Stay safe, stay at home”

But Covid-19 not the killer
Hunger strikes is the death bringer
Lockdown, stay home in Lagos
Equals 14 days of hunger
Empty pockets, hunger palaver

Government supply, empty buckets
Holes now swells people’s pockets
Like unwanted guest, hunger’s at homes
Rumbling stomachs beseige our dawn
Another two weeks?

© Evelyn D’Poet Osagie, April 11, 2020

#staysafe dear friend

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