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The Timeline of Agbada, Etibo and Babariga

1960

agbada and babariga
etibo and babariga
never had we a man in suit
piloting the affairs of the nation

1966

khaki and berets
swagger and muskets
one takes down the other
from one military junta to another

2015

since we didn’t possess sense
when electing another babariga

can we have sense and at least
get a suit wearing president in power?

all preceding presidents wore no suits,
because of beer guts and pot belly?

2019

this grand pa, though senile and rail thin
is neither wearing suits
nor brain than suits

2023

shouldn’t we, at least, for tomorrow’s sake
elect a man on suit who wouldn’t ganduje
the treasuries in his babariga?

maybe it’s the suit that’ll break the jinx

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Jaachi Anyatonwu
Jaachi Anyatonwu is a poet, editor, and publisher living in the suburbs of Aba. He is the author of numerous poetry chapbooks and collections, and the Editor-In-Chief of Poemify Publishers Inc. Jaachi is passionate about discovering new voices and mentoring emerging poets. He is also a fierce advocate for the boy child and sexually molested.

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