Seven Yesterdays and Todays
Yesterday I cradled coconuts.
Today the Harmattan sprayed everything red.
Today is a fine day.
Yesterday the dog shat outside my window.
Yesterday a truck filled with coal tumbled.
Today cornmeal ground round and round.
Today you cannot see the sky.
Yesterday something inside me fell.
Yesterday a child was lowered into the ground.
Today I see Baobab leaves shine.
Today my basket is half full.
Yesterday a princess waited up the hill.
Yesterday chickens were out in the street.
Today a cry came and I held it tight.
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