Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I Laugh at Amin, poem by Dr. Susan Kiguli

I Laugh at Amin Verse 1. I laugh with all the skulls Amin holds in his hand With all those perched on his shoulder And the ones in an infinite queue Behind his back. Verse 2. I laugh with the victims of the 1997 firing squad They were dead long before The guns fired I laugh at bullets wasted. Verse 3. I chuckle with the heads of schools Across the nation It tickles to extract money From an army of tortured widows. Verse 4. I laugh with the ghost of Kay Amin Remembering Amin astride her dismembered body Calling her a wicked woman Before their bereaved children. O how I laugh! Published in The African Saga by FEMRITE, 1998.

1 comment:

  1. i love the irony of the entire piece. real laughter!!!!