1

Daily I Watch Her
My Mom Deciduate Like
A Tree In Winter

2

Relatives Parade
Powerlessly In Death’s Chill
As Mother’s Lungs Shrill

3

Daily I Watch Her
As A Well Of Tears Fill Her
Moony, Rheumy Eyes

4

Daily I watch Her
Lips Once Ruby Plums Now Like
Scabbed Raisins Ajar

5

Daily I Watch Her
Once Nubile Flesh Wither
To Skin-Stabbing Bones

6

Daily I Watch Her
Forlorn As She Withers Her
Soul Yielding To AIDS

7

Daily I Watch Her
With Mournful Dread Of Lonely
Days Ensuing Her Death

8

My Beloved Holds
On For My Sake In Scorching
Pain But O Too Late.

Copyright © Fani-Kayode Omoregie 1998