We Became Dogs
—a poem by Ajise Vincent

They said my ancestors wore sackclothes and raffias of infectious nature that caused the outbreak Of the black man disease. Polygamy So they brought chromatic strings To beautify the nudity of our flesh So men could dine with lust And become dogs that are never satisfied

Ajise Vincent is a Nigerian Poet. His poem “Song of a Progeny” was a shortlisted poem at the Korea- Nigeria Poetry feast, 2015. His works have been published in London grip magazine, Kalahari Review, Sakonfa literary magazine, African Writer, I am not a silent poet, Poetry Pacific, The Commonline Journal, Black Boy Review and various anthologies. He is currently finishing up a major in Economics at a prestigious university in Nigeria.