by Oyindamola Shoola
There are people who see
red, and there is Bimpe
who sees crimson, cerise, magenta, scarlet,
maroon, carmine, burgundy, and claret.
She picks through life with the tips of her nails,
sieving through all details.
Wasn't it yesterday she boasted
that she was toasted
by a man who bought her a Lamborghini
which she declined because she wanted a Bugatti?
We twitched our lie-detecting noses
and laughed until there were tears.
would have died with silence
until Halima said, "Even when Jesus
put a feast before Bimpe's enemies,
and commanded her to eat,
Bimpe said she is on a water diet."
Toasted: This means to be wooed.
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