Here’s another piece from the group, visualising the perspective of something by or of a river. Like many of my others it was partly inspired by the fate of David Oluwale. As such I decided against titling it with a pun such as ‘river sticks’!
I was once of the tree, held up high,
Till a playful child snapped me down.
and carried me from my brethren.
A toy for the moment.
Then roughly thrown,
Into the waters, which took me far
The flow of the current was now my home.
As I travel far, the world frightens me.
Though nothing as much as the thing that is man,
That cast it’s brother aside like a stone.