under Molete bridge’s news stand
their eyeballs romancing the dailies without mercy
Chanting in different sounds
that rapes my ears roughly…
Jobless men going for stroll
school ‘boiz’ of scattered uniform
youths awaiting jamb result
touts under the bridge
and some unidentified pathetic fellows
argued as though it’s serious,
beating opponents down with giant voice..
It was a pleasant but ugly sight
that drew me sluggishly to the site
but pity enough
they talk only about
Sir Alex’s success
and CR7’S confession.
“Pathetic,” I said
While reading the story about
Tambuwal and brother Jona…
Written by: Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau
Edited by: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson
Author: Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau
Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau is a poet, photographer and nutritionist. He has won several awards. His first collection of poems, FOR BOYS WHO WENT, was published in 2017.