(For Pa Garanti, who did so much, and for so long, for the town of Bamenda)
By Tikum Mbah Azonga
Do you want it hot or cold?
With roasted tapers or seasoned fins?
Don’t ask for the inner cylinder
It belongs to Pa Garanti
He ordered it a long time ago.
Nearly all have been sold
To the Parish priest for the remission of sins
If you doubt me, check out the Gregorian calendar
Pa Garanti calls me “Mon apprentis”
Because the last thing he wants is another fee.