Armel J. Ngamaleu
March begins its long ordeal towards Golgotha.
I caused pain to my London mother.
She wept without speaking and her tears drowned me.
This is the month of penance and forgiveness ;
And early this morning she got out of bed to forgive me.
I read her tears flowing
Like a spurned lover.
How clumsy I would be in speaking as in writing!
I speak as I dance
And I write like I smile.
I will wear my cross on my forehead to say thank you
And I will wander in all the arteries of my pagan city.
It is reason that scandalizes and not faith.
I cry out not to die twice.
To write a poem to ask for forgiveness
is like confessing three times.
Receive these enigmatic words from me as a gift.
I love you my Princess Prophetess,
Each line is a rare caress.
I am between Pascal and Montaigne.
I am so alone in a murderous city
And haunted by the sounds of sirens.
I survive and I struggle.