In Peace (Or Pieces)


Comrade, since you say
We can’t eat democracy with
All those sour choices
Pinstriped lies
And decorated fools

Since you say
Only war will do

Tell me then
How else can we dream in peace?
How else?
Can we dream?

© Akwasi Aidoo

Akwasi Aidoo is a poet and short story writer. Educated in Ghana and the United States, he completed his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Connecticut in 1985.  He has taught at universities in Ghana, Tanzania, and the United States.