We Are Like a Stone – Okuta l’enia

Emmanuel's poem 'We Are Like a Stone'

Okuta l’enia – We are like a stone

We are like a stone.
Within the stone there is a river.
Within the rivers there are colourful fish,
red, yellow, blue,
green, red and black fish.
A hand protrudes from the river
struggling to catch a fish.
All the fishes disappear
and reappear.
Yet the hand catches no fish.
Look at the hand,
waiting, waiting for the restless fish.