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MAY FUEL SCARCITY MEET HIS FUNERAL by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

Uche paid a month’s wage
for a gallon of kerosened-fuel!
then harried his bus to the garage
where he quadrupled the regular fare.
Musa shouted, “driver, this is not fair,”
broke Akpan fired a word-barrage,
Olaide joined the word-duel…
chai! bared fangs of rage!

but to stay on payslip-page
all did pay a month’s wage

curses whip bro Jonathan
(“bastard, clueless, charlatan”)
as hopeful eyes rape the General:
“may Fuel Scarcity meet his funeral”

KEROSINE QUEUE/PRESS-2/MY DOCUMENT/MY DOCUMENT/JUNE 09 NIGERIANS STRUGGLING TO BUY KEROSINE AT NNPC MEGA STATION IN ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY (10/6/09). PHOTO; NAN

Author: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

KIS, author of two poetry collections, ‘WHAT CAN WORDS DO?’ and ‘I SAID THESE WORDS’, is an award-winning Nigerian writer, photographer, and media professional with experience in journalism, PR, publishing and media management. In 2016, he was listed in Nigerian Writers Awards’ list of 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL NIGERIAN WRITERS UNDER 40. The same year 2016, he won the Nigerian Writer’s Award for ‘Best Poet In Nigeria 2015.’ he had also won the Orange Crush 1st Prize for Poetry in 2012.
He is the CEO of Words Rhymes & Rhythm LTD.

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