Officer in Charge

“There are no terrorists at this location”

Reads the title,
In classic bold type,

On Foolscap paper,

In a dusty drawer,
On a dusky desk,

Inside a police outpost in Isiolo.

“The drilling rigs will make no difference to,
The cows or the goats or the lives of the people,

Who do not live here.”

“The construction does not impinge on farms,
And will be manned by machines not capable of dying,

So there is no need to worry,

The oil will be distributed fairly,
According to the percentages,

Agreed to in the constitution.”

“The matter of people living in Isiolo does not come into this.
There are no people here.”

-evocative short poetry-

Published in: on June 21, 2015 at 17:03  Leave a Comment  
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