“My Lord, Tell Me Where To Keep Your Bribe?” By Niyi Osundare
[Originally published on Sahara Reporters on Oct 26, 2016 and culled from saharareporters.com]
A poem by the renowned Nigerian poet Niyi Osundare.
Please tell me where to keep your bribe?
Do I drop it in your venerable chambers
Or carry the heavy booty to your immaculate mansion
Shall I bury it in the capacious water tank
In your well laundered backyard
Or will it breathe better in the septic tank