The Wonderland; Your Loathed Fantasy
Talk of the troubler
and the troubled.
The dainty daubers
and dark doubles
at the end of each street.
Talk of a civil thief
and his broken tongue,
neat shirt, tainted teeth
and lusty lung
that trips your merry into grieve.
Talk of the Alaba Boys*;
Wish's Jeff Bezos.
And the Computer Village's* noise;
Bill Gate's ambassadors;
your brain upsidedown, boxers* lost.
Talk of a floating head
in an elevated steep of mud,
and a slackened loaf of bread
sold for the net worth of Elon Musk.
And Usian Bolts
running for the Olympic medals of a bus,
only for traffic cramps and holes,
to blow the strengths into the dust.
Talk of other varying wonders,
and signs and revivals,
talk of Lagos!
Note: Welcome to the struggle in Lagos, Nigeria.
There are some colloquials only Nigerians, precisely Lagosians understand. They are,
Alaba Boys: A general term for fraudster business folks in a place called Alaba in Lagos.
Computer Village: Another version of Alaba.
Boxers: This is a word a typical Nigerian uses when he or she refers to "Boxers' Shorts" or better still, "Pants"...
As requested by a friend. Esther.