Crossing Over The Equator

26 Apr
i flew dutch airlines to kakamega kenya
at the age of twenty eight
near lake victoria in east africa
took twenty-two hours to relocate

from the nairobi airport to kakamega
driving five hours by landrover
through the pot-holed roads of kenya
seeing giraffe and herds of zebra

i lived among the luyia tribe
they adopted me as their own
stayed for twenty years, though from ohio
but now share a distant home

i've another loving family
five thousand miles to the east
we see beyond our skins and nationality
we share together our global feast

2.3 10/8
© Brian Peter Hodgkinson   
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Posted by on April 26, 2022 in Poetry


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