Poetic Lines

A poem by Chidi Nebo titled Stilleto inspired by a painting bearing same title

Stilleto
koin-koin
sound announcing
your arrival.

with peacock arrogance
you rap
repeatedly
on the door of my consciousness.

Title: Stilleto Medium: Oil Size: 36×36

what would you want, woman-
to see me cower
under the influence
of your borrowed fashion?

then I see you totter
on the high hill 
of those heels that heed not warnings.

then I watch the tower come crashing
as you take untutored steps.

your plumage plucked by pride
flutter
float
and scatter
like confetti across the skies.