The Wait, poetry written by Nnane Ntube at Spillwords.com

The Wait

The Wait

written by: NNANE NTUBE

@NnaneNtube

 

Like still water
My bird and I gazed
As the moon puts on its shade
When the trumpet sounded ‘corona’
And horizons broke through like dray
Chasing everyone away

My bird had yearned for the drey
To sing to little squirrels
While standing on the hay
And I have yearned for the bakery
To fill my raffia basket
While getting ready for the day

Like a bray the news came;
“Corona virus is on its way!”
My bird and I laid off
Into the house we made our way
But my bird flew and stood 25 feet away
Then we counted ticks of the clock:
Tic, tac, tic, tac …
Waiting for corona to go away

Nnane Ntube

Nnane Ntube

Nnane Ntube hails from Cameroon. She is a teacher of English and French Languages. She holds a B.A in English Language and a B.A in Bilingual Studies obtained from the University of Yaounde 1. Nnane also has a diploma in Bilingual letters (English and French) obtained from the Higher Teacher's Training College, Yaounde. She is a youth envoy for peace and democracy. Her poems have featured in many online magazines, journals and international anthologies. Nnane believes in using poetry to advocate for change.
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