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Wanderer's Words

Wanderer's Words

By G. Edzordzi Agbozo

Ancestral Lords,
Dzatugbui’s maiden begotten son
Has joined the wander-boat too

Mother crocodile lured him
So toddler-crocodiles massage his testicles

Cattle hoof cannot fit antelope’s foot
Buffalo does not borrow snake’s dance-cloth

Let not, Let not
Dzatugbui’s maiden begotten son
Get stranded in this Sámi ice-mountain.

Now I stand
Looking through the glass window
A calabash of cold water in hand
Pouring drops on the floor

This is a self-exile
That maims the deeper self
There is something in this journey
That takes the spirit away

The monkey is caught by a hunter’s trap
But let not man fall prey.


G. Edzordzi Agbozo

G. Edzordzi Agbozo was born in Damanko in the Nkwanta North District of the Volta Region of Ghana. He is currently a graduate student at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondeim, Norway.  His poems have appeared in several magazines and anthologies. He has also performed his poetry on numerous platforms in Norway and Ghana. He performed at the state funeral of the late President of Ghana, John E. Atta Mills in 2012.

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