What type of ointment do we call this?
You were taken to the outskirts then,
Now at the heart of the town,
Maiming the town with obnoxious odour.
Thousands work with you,
Thousands add to you daily,
Thousands bring much more to you,
Thousands feed from you.
There are numerous routes to you,
Ojota, Ikosi, Oregun enjoy you,
Welcoming people to Lagos,
Erupting smell daily.
Rain aids the smell,
Wind disperses the smell,
Your smell evolves at the cool of the day,
Olusosun, enjoying our waste!
(c)Olutayo IRAN-TIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria