Songs, obdurately slithering sounds
Creeping between silent voids,
Sleekly sickening, sleazy sounds?
Songs mouthing true lies
Which appeal to your too complacent, yammering pasts,
And bellow words that will hold untrue for the rest of time
After their penetrating meaning
Has pierced you
And opened a space roomy enough
To host another soul?
Songs that leave you solidly empty,
Just brave enough
To drown into your own weakness
Throughout the dirge of life,
Subliminal messages that sublimate
Into phantoms of an empty future?
Songs you hearken to
Not with your heart, but with your bowels?
Songs that defile you
Below word level?
Or songs shared,
Elaborate illuminations from voices hailing
From the other side,
The other ride,
Songs that heave into hope sight,
And take you to a friendly heat,
Flank to flank,
To leave you gasping for love,
Panting from love?
Calabar Dancer -- Jimoh Buraimoh