A Poem For Amina‌

By Jo Phillips

Marcia Kure is a mixed media artist and sculptor based in Princeton, New Jersey, USA, ‌and Abuja and Kaduna, Nigeria.‌‌ She has recently taken part in a collaborative show with Alexander McQueen (see here) and created a poem to sit with her artworks. Read A Poem for Amina Here

A poem for Amina‌

to skin‌

to gorge, gouge paper,‌

tear, scorch, burn‌

incise a script‌

talk, tell me of‌

warrior queens, water drums‌

warfare courtiers, snake oil salesmen‌

erect sentinels and eunuchs‌

thick dome walls of mud and blood‌

draw me those century old trade routes of indigo ‌

and spice on caravan back bead pendant of an ‌

Agadez cross, loom, glimmer in dark ‌

crevices of gold firearms conceal amber‌

inhale the smell of ginger spouting‌

from the earth crust‌ A poem for Amina‌

to skin‌

to gorge, gouge paper,‌

tear, scorch, burn‌

incise a script‌

talk, tell me of‌

warrior queens, water drums‌

warfare courtiers, snake oil salesmen‌

erect sentinels and eunuchs‌

thick dome walls of mud and blood‌

draw me those century old trade routes of indigo ‌

and spice on caravan back bead pendant of an ‌

Agadez cross, loom, glimmer in dark ‌

crevices of gold firearms conceal amber‌

inhale the smell of ginger spouting‌

from the earth crust‌

just above surface, sensitive to touch‌

scars, cicatrization on rhizome skin‌

bear roots that stretch beyond the walls‌

unto the waters of the atlantic –‌

echo ‌

just above surface, sensitive to touch‌

scars, cicatrization on rhizome skin‌

bear roots that stretch beyond the walls‌

unto the waters of the atlantic –‌

The poem is part of Marcia Kure contribution to a temporary installation designed to showcase the individual approaches and the ways in which artworks and fashion interact.

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