JEFFREY MANE FEBI
An entry in The Crocodile Prize
Kina Securities Award for Poetry
So you modelled your jewel
Carefully, like I did mine
Perhaps heartily like me?
Thinking I'd let you be
Oh you paved a walk to a dual
In my palm it ain't a glass of wine
You heard of a pint of blood?
I bled many a great flood
So my jewel can grace this page
With its meagre presence
So please be a gem and tell me now
Need I ask you to tell me how?
Know ye this isn't me in a rage
Rather it is me protecting my essence
Please tell me
That I may be