Your mother is a lioness

that goes about her business

whilst dragging the weight

of your father’s name

with her.

your mother is a politician

you watch her every Friday,

as she prepares to go

to the meeting.

you see her slip a ring onto her finger.

you watch as she wears an iro and buba

unfailingly, every meeting day.

on every form, she ticks “married”

on every form, your mother lies.

your mother clings onto your father’s name

because this world is unkind

to divorced or unmarried women.

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