“apes” by Samuel Amazing Ayoade BlazingPen

apes have two hands like you do
why discriminate against their kind
they have two hands and legs too
they are your father’s wives.
apes are not your mates
forget not that ‘apes are human ancestors’
and consider that they are your great progenitors
before you call my africa an Ape
Africans are not your mates.
Apes are animals
Africans are not apes
Apes are not black
Apes are not Africans
Africans… no
ask your fathers
who kiss’d the black asses
of dark Apes.
Samuel Amazing Ayoade