I Have Learnt

by Niyi Osundare

to make every verb sting like a bee
every noun round like the full moon

mop the sweat on the brow of old vowels
grab every consonant by the horn

swing the adjective like a whip
stretch the night into a bed of feathery idioms

Words which throw bridges
Across gulfs of indifferent ears.

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