It’s mango season in Nigeria.

It’s mango season in Nigeria.

The markets are flooded—

Big mangoes, small mangoes, orange mangoes, magenta mangoes

Purple mangoes, olive mangoes, slim mangoes, fat mangoes—mangoes so sweet, you forgot your plans to visit your boyfriend today

Mangoes so sweet, you forget you were angry with your neighbors

And when the mango season begins to go, the maize season will come.

Any wonder there couldn’t be a revolution in Nigeria?

The land, indeed, flows with so much milk and honey,

It is too hard to remain angry for long.

Me? I will just continue working on this Ifa computer canvas.

I’m not waiting for any changes soon.

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