I have traversed afar
travelling aeons of light years
on the tip of the continents
with my nimble black soles
till I curled and settled here.
from my bowels, I birthed Adam
I inspired my son Carthage to defeat Julius Ceasar
my footprints formed the Kilimanjaro
my beauty I poured on Cleopatra
I bathed in the river Nile
I dried on the sunny Sahara
I watched as Muhammad and Jesus followers
spill blood on my toes,
I am Earth’s mother
I am AFRICA.