Jollof

Let me tell you and 
let me tell you without any hint of a lie,
it’s blood red orange colour dazzles 
brighter than the most enticing sunset,

it gathers and clusters together, 
like coyotes on a hunt, 
tongues hanging,
searching for prey, simply inseparable,

releasing the most intoxicating and 
exotic of scents, you find yourself 
transported to the deepest parts of 
Africa, 

you can see the dance of their ancestors,
dancing to the beat of the djembe drum,
hear them call your name to join their
atilogwu dance,

one taste, and you are right there,
moving to the djembe beat,
dressed in the Ankara cloths that they
wear, thanking the Gods for this exquisite taste

Published by Iliana Ike

Passionate creative who likes to explore different art forms for expression, awareness and healing

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