Broaderly Love ~ Olinya Ibeh Abuchi

I eat my intestines,

But your pots are flooded with food and fishes.

I walk naked,

But your seats are fashioned with purple linen.

I lie in sty, in cold nights,

While your pigs sleep in castles.


You call me brother, but you wish that

The border between us were broader.

You turn your eyes away from me 

Whenever I kneel in plea for survival.

You call me brother, but you kiss

My rope of hope with a pair of scissors.


Blood is thicker than water,

But blood outside veins becomes a clot.

Brotherhood of blood or baptism

Without a sincere charity is a fallacy.

_____________

Olinya Ibeh Abuchi is a Nigerian born writer and teacher. He refers to himself as a “Pidgin-English grammarian” and studies English, Literature, and Education at the University of Benin, Nigeria. Abuchi’s work has appear on Sub-Saharan Magazine, The Green Black Tales, Nanty Greens Magazine and elsewhere. 

Photo Credit: Photo by Spencer Selover from Pexels

2 thoughts on “Broaderly Love ~ Olinya Ibeh Abuchi

Leave a Reply to Gabriel Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s