“A City” by Kofi Edufo

Kofi Edufo (age 8)


inside a watermelon,
a populous city
with a day and two moons,
a street of portmanteau word runs
in front of my house,
the brunch
breakfast and lunch

from 2015 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Kofi Edufo: “I write poetry to discover and learn the world inside and outside me. My father writes and reads mostly poetry. He tells us all the things happening in a poem. He shows us photographs and lives of poets. I have developed an interest in poetry and literature. I cannot sit down waiting and watching. That’s why I write poems to amuse myself, making a poetry book to be part of the countless poetry books in the house.”

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