Lagos (hour 19)

Lagos, like the mythical elephant

ugly and attractive

a moment it is flooded

the next it is a silk

smooth

dazzling

fragile

strong and enterprising

accommodating and regale

If a capital city is needed

you check the boxes

exotic tastes

eyes for beauty

energy and virility

how can you not be named the capital city

oh, dear me, you were once named

That is where you inherited your mien

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  1. As someone who is also from an African capital city, I can relate to the love-dislike relationship we have with the cities we call home. Yes, both “ugly and attractive” yet also “strong and enterprising”. I enjoyed reading this!

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