Poem inspired by Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
No one knows tomorrow in this church of surging hope. Nature is unfair to women- she was too afraid to hope. America had subdued her; the cultural cues had seeped into her skin. Keen to do the right thing and not knowing what the right thing was in American pop culture- beautiful dark women are invisible. Behaving as though truth telling had become a luxury each word twisted and stretched: maybe we should laugh less and solve our problems more? A person made not of flesh but of little crystals of perfection she heard in her voice the echo of his Obi ocha. A clean heart.