October Haiku: Political Animals

I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the lower animals (so called) and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me.

Mark Twain
, Letters from the Earth


One dark horse rises
News: The leader has arrived
From the puke-filled pit

The pigs grunt and the lions
They squeak like the rats
—Those in my hometown

The dogs eat shits and
The more the shits, the more the
Panic and police

Night, we need a light
Like Ibobi needs to beg
Like baboons need meat

Aspirations lie
Like a fly ‘over’ the wall;
Bomb the State Building

Remember last year
The small fish were caught for fraud,
Big fish built a fort

The buffalo stole
The helmet of the army
The cows shat on it



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