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YES IT RAINS

(RE: “I THINK IT RAINS”, BY WOLE SOYINKA.)By Ogunyomi Israel Abidemi

The sky clears his throat,
Stamps sticky sputum
Upon the chest of the mountain.

Agbeko* whimsically retorts,
Washing that impetuous insult
Down the brows of the valley

With a stream of gushing granites;
Before the drowsy dawn opens
His eyelids, yes, it rains.

*Agbeko is a mountain in Ikosin, Ifelodun LGA, Kwara State, Nigeria.

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