Gather Your Descendants


O you Saint vulture
Companion of the carcass
Staring at the child
Breathing peacefully on the soil
Perch not on the pretty flesh
But gather your descendants
Fly away to the faraway lands
To perch more on the souls
That cared not for the child


Hussaina Sufyan Ahmed (Husniya) is an undergraduate of English Literature at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

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