from somewhere around mombasa’s nyali beach
a post drops in my newsfeed: ‘it’s
sunday. i just want ice-cream and sex . i am dripping
wet.’ my reply is pithy: ‘a pity we are worlds
apart. we need the same things.’ how i post without a lol, without
an lmfao – i mean business; i’m famished. nightfall. some day important to
a world’s poet. some slam. high on kisses
from the muses, i glide home to rest. inside
the government reserved area: sex workers
flaunt their wares. i hiss & chuckle aloud.
i do not buy roadside goods. a young wife squeals her sorrow. three
years of matrimony, two great kids,
not a single orgasm. stay on top her mother
tells her, keep your man under, rock him
to your rhythm and pleasure. stay on top. & in a chat group
on the internet, a dude
from osgoode stuns the house: i bang her
like a stallion, but she just lies like deadwood.
what! did you take her from the morgue? take her
to a revival meeting. please. incoming
news of sexploitation in nairobi’s lungalunga: a louse gets
his underage maid pregnant, blames old devil. a talk-host seeks
my view. in this era of easy sex, old devil should
to lead this louse to a nearby whorehouse.
reuters report: a florida man shags a pit bull from behind. the law
calls the pit bull a rape victim.
the other day, same hemisphere, another
was caught having sex with a tree. if i could hazard a guess, pronto,
we are often at the tail of that all blurry
libidinal economy, with all these body riots & aches, with hot &
wet pants. there are open pits here & there. got it?
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About the Author:
‘Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga (of @RedscarMcOdindo) is a love’s clown if not a chaser of dreams. He writes in English and Swahili and hopes to publish some collections posthumously. A winner of Fern Poetry Prize, his work has appeared in Jalada, Brittle Paper, Kwani?, KUT, Lawino Magazine, EXPOUND, Mandala Journal, Praxis Magazine, Boda Boda Anthem and Other Poems: a Kampala Poetry Anthology, Best New African Poets 2015 Anthology, Taifa Leo & Taifa Jumapili, Hivi Sasa Magazine, among others.’