Paper Giants

By Abubakar Adam Ibrahim



Uncertain dreams hoisted

On the shoulders of paper giants

Nurtured on salted and peppered

Papier mache


Paper army bearing paper arms

Led into battle by paper giants on paper horses

Paper puppeteer pulling the strings

In an origamic utopia


Fake papers,

Fake giants,

Fake pedestals

Crumpled, discarded


But with the strange winds in Origamia

Crumpled papers unfurl

Morphing again into paper giants

Lording over a paper-puppet Shangri-la


3 thoughts on “

  1. Dika Emmanuel says:

    Firstly, I can now pride myself to be your fan beyond rants. I just read ‘night calls’. i was hoping it’ll end with whole confession recorded, glad to have been disappointed though.

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