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I could continue getting out of bed At 3:33 a.m. for the remainder of my life Occasionally thinking of “Duran Duran” And how in…
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HOW DOES A BIRD?

Find itself at the top of an artificial tree In a completely sealed-off aeroporto In Dubai?   Did it have to go through ‘Customs,’…

THE LAST OF 37 …

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I could continue getting out of bed At 3:33 a.m. for the remainder of my life Occasionally thinking of “Duran Duran” And how in the last year of Mama’s life…

HOW DOES A BIRD?

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Find itself at the top of an artificial tree In a completely sealed-off aeroporto In Dubai?   Did it have to go through ‘Customs,’ Show a feather, explain its last…

THE LAST OF 37 …

I could continue getting out of bed At 3:33 a.m. for the remainder of my life Occasionally thinking of “Duran Duran” And how in the last year of Mama’s life…

HOW DOES A BIRD?

Find itself at the top of an artificial tree In a completely sealed-off aeroporto In Dubai?   Did it have to go through ‘Customs,’ Show a feather, explain its last…

THE LAST OF 37 …

I could continue getting out of bed At 3:33 a.m. for the remainder of my life Occasionally thinking of “Duran Duran” And how in the last year of Mama’s life…

HOW DOES A BIRD?

Find itself at the top of an artificial tree In a completely sealed-off aeroporto In Dubai?   Did it have to go through ‘Customs,’ Show a feather, explain its last…
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THE LAST OF 37 …

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I could continue getting out of bed At 3:33 a.m. for the remainder of my life Occasionally thinking of “Duran…
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HOW DOES A BIRD?

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Find itself at the top of an artificial tree In a completely sealed-off aeroporto In Dubai?   Did it have…
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FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

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Kenya, country of little ethnic petty-minded people, Entangled in small desires, petty jealousies, having Lost the petticoat, the plot and…

THE LAST OF 37 …

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I could continue getting out of bed At 3:33 a.m. for the remainder of my life Occasionally thinking of “Duran Duran” And how in the last year of Mama’s life Their psychedelic videos illuminated our old living room Aquarium flushes of colour, cancelling gloom like lighting!   On this last…

HOW DOES A BIRD?

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Find itself at the top of an artificial tree In a completely sealed-off aeroporto In Dubai?   Did it have to go through ‘Customs,’ Show a feather, explain its last point Of migration, why it went there   (it was the weather …)!   And when it squawks so plaintively,…

THE LAST OF 37 …

I could continue getting out of bed

At 3:33 a.m. for the remainder of my life

Occasionally thinking of “Duran Duran

And how in the last year of Mama’s life

Their psychedelic videos illuminated our old living room

Aquarium flushes of colour, cancelling gloom like lighting!

 

On this last day of 37th,

I could hum the song “What is love?”

(Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me … no more)

Like a Talisman, chant a mantra, against harm,

Watch the news about Afghanistan just to see what the Taliban

H’ve been up to, tonight

A could conjure up the pain, of Kurt Cobain,

See his distress, mental disease and distressed Levis,

That last April, before I turned nineteen,

How I shed a tear upon seeing his coffin

On CNN, vaguely aware that in Rwanda next door,

Thingshit were happening (“don’t hurt me, no more!”)

 

Someone calls me on the stroke of 8 am

To tell me to switch on the T.V, see Keithi K, see

Mutula Kilonzo’s requiem mass, I could put down,

This vodka glass and ask: “Does the poet,

Have a drinking problem?”

 

I could, on this very day of 37th,

Begin to slip into the skin of a ghost …

Light (dark), floaty, as transparent as window glass,

Or a vampire, all fangs and invisible in mirror glass

Or a poltergeist who, in a rage, smashes Scotch glass…

            Glass glassglass (terrifies la familia)

Lies, broken on graveyard grass.

 

I could reflect on the very best of bed mates

Murdered and through in the last half of this life

Go to that Thursday May 7th ’98, and fall in love

All over again with Julianna; or in a bar eight,

And a half years later, re-un-cov-er her.

 

Mater-Upper Hill-Forest Road-Nairobi Weeessst

{Ngong-Campus-Zimmerman-Umoja-Tena}-South ‘C’

-South ‘C2’-Chester House-South ‘C½ ‘-Nairobiiii West II-

South ‘B,’(Balozi), South ‘C’ 3 and back to South ‘B’ penthouse

In Venice Nellie said I had lived the life of a Gypsy. (outside bracket,

In reality I have triangulated around the place of my birth-death).

 

Tipsy! I think it best to itemize the remaining

15 hours and 37 minutes before I officially turn 38-

Shower, Nation Newspapers, Standard Bank, Go Down,

Supermarket, Mpesa, Ma3 to Zeeps,

(Chelsea vs. Toffeeham, go Chelsea)! U2 to U1 to U0-

Briefly, I consider dedicating this poetry to U,

Briefly I consider titling it “Diary.”

HOW DOES A BIRD?

Find itself at the top of an artificial tree

In a completely sealed-off aeroporto

In Dubai?

 

Did it have to go through ‘Customs,’

Show a feather, explain its last point

Of migration, why it went there

 

(it was the weather …)!

 

And when it squawks so plaintively,

Wondering why no other birds have made it,

To this impossible place

 

Is it like man lost in the wilderness

Yelling for help into the desolate landscape,

                        While,

Simultaneously scanning the dry, light yellow horizon

X-ray by sky hoping for a figure that looks like that finder?

            *****

Is it the same song a desperate wife sings,

When all the love, unnoticed, drained out of the homefrond?

Then she discovers a tell-tale text, hears an unbelievable tale

And tells him to ‘tell it to the birds’ as she spills the frijoles?

Is it this bird she’s talking about?

THE LAST OF 37 …

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