Oron

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,

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Dreamcrashers nesting after
Dreamchasers,

Heart-sweet, eye
Lollygag
Like Ufofo.

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*Oron is a county on the south-eastern coast of Nigeria and home to the Maritime Academy of Nigeria. 

Lover and drinker of wine, Okoroafor Chibuzor is a final year cadet officer of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Image: “Koel’s Call” by Karmiceye via

Second Image: Courtesy of author.