In this city of frost hued evenings
And tropical noon calling
After chilled awakening of dawn,
Supple flesh, cheery
Like the hustling
Of the koel bird,
Dreamcrashers nesting after
*Oron is a county on the south-eastern coast of Nigeria and home to the Maritime Academy of Nigeria.
First Image: “Koel’s Call” by Karmiceye via
Second Image: Courtesy of author.