Urhobo Historical Society


Omena

 

By Ochuko Tonukari

 

 

Omena means ‘my own’ in Urhobo

She is an innocent child
fresh as morning dew,
waking up
languorous and rosy-cheeked,
erupts into an
angry, angst-ridden adolescence,
growing
in spurts
overnight,
acne ridden visage
ignored
for a
profligate, pleasurable pubescence

 




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