That is what you are;
Neither here nor there.
You are in love with the comely
crook of your official abode,
the cooling air conditioners
conditioning you to unconditional bliss.
you love the selfies that flaunts your façade,
the daily remarks from friendly foes on social media
the idleness that engages your leisurely hours-
hours spent anticipating freedom from same
You have a burning dream
a passion hotter than the sunshine
of these days
To curdle the needle
And the finest fabrics
You love the designers of African descent
signing the wonders of African designs
Beautifying the comeliness already within
Ashanti’s Kente fascinates your clothier fervor
Kenya’s kitenge excites your creative whim
Will Nigeria’s aso-oke titillates your fancy in vain?
That is what you are
Neither a banker nor a tailor.
Choose now where you belong
Less you confuse the gods
Which of your hustles to bless.
Poem by: Bukki Bello Ayegbusi.