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Get Inside

Long Has Been Our Stay

We came rather ripe

Time may have discolored
our tassels, our skin made rough
and brown by age and ready
to rust and decay — our sweetness,
maybe a little sour and the glow
a bit on the edge, a loss of some
shine and all that because
we came ripe,

Ripe on the outside and
ripe to our very core and
that’s why we seem
all seasoned and understand
the present is a phase
and all phases go past

Speed means…



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Obinna Uruakpa

I am your Brother and a Seeker of the Infinite. I came this time among the Igbos. I share the sights, sounds, and scents of my journey in simple stories. .