ARMED ROBBER

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The bullet leapt
Wept the barrel with
Sorrow’s silent shriek protesting
The bullet’s hunger

Feeding the
Blood bank’s Belly, saving
Not life, but your account
Of – what? – your life?

Countless Cowries
Bagged in bloated
Human hide
Yet not enough to buy back

Recompense.

– Che Chidi Chukwumerije

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