My Cock


Wanjiku you should see my Cock’s proud command of the roost
Flapping his expansive wings and crowing at every sun-stop
In an hourly commemoration of counterfeit control

You should see my excellent Cock chasing
And taking possession of the roost’s citizens –
Deflowering chicks, impregnating hens and pecking down rival cocklets.

Wanjiku I tell you
A crowing, a flapping and some raping
And all chickens pledge obedience to my exulted Cock

In my roost. In my house. In my Kingdom.
What this bragger should have known Wanjiku is that tonight
You are my guest, honored with Cock stew at my table.

© OLUOCH-MADIANG’

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One response to this post.

  1. A motley horde of interlocking images cleverly held together by readers’ familiarity with the underlying fabric of meaning. The writing style is characteristic of Oluoch Madiang and the pretentious phrases can tickle old bones. More than the seriousness of the theme, this poem exemplifies the unique lunacy of the English language. Marvelous!

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