Noel. Need I say more? Brilliant.
By Noel Ihebuzor
Naming is dangerous, cheap
prejudice and hate,
foul the skies
with clammy paws and febrile strokes
spraying lurid ugliness
on the frames of non-consenting city walls,
obscene images and messages,
spewing and strewing hate and hurt
internal rot, riots and rages uncaged, intrusions,
extrusions ugly as rape, ragged, raging
Seeds of discord sow, soon sprout
creeping, spreading, spawning like
poisonous parasitic fungi on tired urban walls
revealing the jungle and darknesses within.
Hate, discord and despair,
sad triplets, their grips cloud vision,
clog hearing and choke reason
as they slowly suck their victims
to ever resounding and noisy hollowness!
***Prompted by SLD’s Cultural Grafitti