When the enemy comes-Bilphena Yahwon

When the enemy comes-Bilphena Yahwon

“When the enemy comes
bathe your daughters in spices
hide razor blades between their thighs
lay bullets underneath their tongues
set their wombs on fire

When the enemy comes
rub the faeces of your cattle
in the mouths of your daughters
let them chant spells into their nostrils
leaving their attackers repulsed

when the enemy comes
and the men are ready to make sacrifices out of the bodies of our girls
teach them to hide their necks underwater
to tie their breasts flat
to shave their heads

prepare your daughters
for when the enemy comes”

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