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Saturday, March 03, 2012


by Timothy Baker

                                Senegal elections: President Abdoulaye Wade 
                                fails to secure outright win
                                             --Associated Press 1 March 2012

Source: Africa Review

Again in tropics deadly, still
With whispers that batter and boil
Berber’s silence to submission,

In flowing garb and Lite-Brite colors
a white skullcap's tip breaks
blowing sociopathy on the laws of the land.

The skin between his wrinkles is smooth
splatters from the fountain of youth
itching to be cut by soldier’s hands in
the coup that was always someone else's.

Timothy Baker is based in New York where he has been working since attending Hunter College for undergraduate studies in Media.  His work has appeared in The Monarch Review, as well as in  online publications such as and  He has work forthcoming in Saveur Magazine.