Ghana

  • Adjei Agyei-Baah

    borrowed book
    I bring Bashō
    to my garden

  • Adjei Agyei-Baah

    fireworks
    my son asks
    if heaven could catch fire

    Frogpond #42.2 - 2019

  • Adjei Agyei-Baah


    pavement mat
    the beggar throws a party
    with pigeons

     

    roadkill
    crows and hawks
    swoop amid traffic

     

  • Agyei-Baah, Adjei

     

    shadows emerging out of silhouette summer shade

     

    rain after rain the rhythm I locked myself in

     

    the road not taken thin ice

     

  • Agyei-Baah, Adjei

    morning mosaic
    the splash droppings
    of rafter birds   


    behind the beaver's bridge
    a floating moon
    b a r r e d 


    morning rush...
    in the lead car's back window
    a zoo of toys  


    village abattoir—
    vultures arriving early
    before the kill


    noon heat
    the blacksmith
    making fireflies


    Buddha
    his shoulder pad
    of snow

     

  • Agyei-Baah, Adjei

    waking up
    from a beer booze —
    this pee without end

     

    my delight
    in his drunken state
    pocket coins for candy

     

    the boldness
    to dare God in his sanctuary
    chewing gum & blasting balloons

  • Agyei-Baah, Adjei

    a party
    before the farmer’s party –
    locusts

    Cattails April 2018

  • Justice Joseph Prah

    city mountain
    gathering and gathering
    rejected goods

     

    village massacre
    in a dead baby's hand
    forget-me-not

     

  • Prah, Justice Joseph 

    moon trapping
    my daughter widens
    the puddle size

     

    moonlight
    in a sleeping child's palm
    stolen coin

  • Probing the Night

    moonlit night
    the heavy breast
    of a child prostitute

    caught in my headlight
    the prostitute lifts
    her middle finger

    low cut dress
    the aged prostitute reveals
    youthful legs

    a crucifix between
    the prostitute's breast
    distant temple bells

    evening rain...
    the prostitutes' fire
    dying out