Monday, December 19, 2005

The Sacrifice

I saw a dog die yesterday
The dog was brown, a mild looking mongrel
A car hit it and sped on
Silent worshipper of Ogun*
But the dog lay still
…in pain that was mute
Then it wagged its tail,
A farewell.

© Wole Oguntokun

*Ogun- Western Nigerian god of Iron, worshipped with dog sacrifices

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