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A sunny afternoon in my country

On a sunny afternoon in my country... With the hope of receiving alert for the new minimum wage in my dreams I decided to sleep knowing it was a sunny afternoon Everything was hot and could not have been made cool no matter how many consumed ice creams NEPA people even after privatization have refused to bring constant power supply And so, I was left to swim in my salty sweat You can imagine such a punishment for a young man trying to survive in a very hard economy of no sure employment opportunities Except you know a person that knows a person wey sabi another person for that place Like that was not enough within that space Decided to take a stroll down the street Just to get some sachets of sweet Unfortunately the owner was just opening And had to wait a whooping ten or more minutes for her to open her shop. Why? There were more than eight solid padlocks to be unlocked for her shop to be opened in a country where all the security forces recruit on yearly basis The afternoon was short but the experiences lasted longer than the roads being constructed in my lovely country Just me satirically reflecting on a sunny afternoon in my country. ©ABSOL

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