Papa is dead now!
Ebusuapayin Mintah is in rush….
the funeral is yet to roll—
with burial rites already gone home:
the extended family members searching;
for the will from his drawer…
Papa is insolvent!!
the bank barks from behind closed door;
the will is ours now…
all drowned by silence;
looking to Mama in the face,
but, please, can you reflect it according to PNDC Law—
finally faces all shrunken to innocence.
The Village Thinker © 2014
Note: In Akan local Fante dialect in Ghana, “Ebusuapayin” means “head of an external family”. The “Ebusuapayin” is responsible for the external affairs of the family from which he heads.