Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

Adamu Danjuma
Feb 3, 2021

Pile of books ornaments the table like chopped vegetables in a Parisian supermarket.
A pencil, by the other side of the dining table, lays on the floor like a helpless body on an argillaceous soil.
A cat looks terribly hungry like a famished lion searching for its next prey.
By the widely-opened door, the hot sun shines calmly.

It sends its beautiful beam of light to the chicken.
Atop the refrigerator, a chilled bottle of soda stands taller than a national flag in the zenith of stars’ constellation.
And under an already-prepared plate of cookies, an anonymously-written letter carries the following inscription:

“We all live but once. So, why the worries? Focus on the present. Yesterday has gone and tomorrow, which is uncertain, has not yet come.”



Adamu Danjuma

Author of Les Larmes d'une Plume Esseulée, Adamu is a multilingual speaker & an emerging poet-writer. He's passionate about journalism & literature.