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From ‘Naked Soles’ by Gbemisola Adeoti

Those who behead the mahogany

and leave the Iroko trunk

forsaken in the forest

those who from the root

cut the curling foresight of baobab

and rupture the promise of maple,

to them is never the last laugh.

The dying stump

will sprout in spring

the trees will rise again

like stilt dancers

casting long shadows

across meadows

the ironwood will mend

its saw-gashes

and scorch of the hearth.

From fiery February sun,

and rains of May

come the greenness of oak

in the fullness of time.

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