Part of the Poems on the Underground series, a poster print of the poem 'Tin Roof' by Nii Ayikwei Parkes.
Wild harmattan winds whip you
but still you stay;
they spit dust all over your gleam
and twist your sharp cutting edges.
The rains come zinging mud
with their own tapping music
yet you remain
my very own tin roof.
Born in the UK, in 1974, and raised in Ghana, Nii Ayikwei Parkes is a performance poet, writer and sociocultural commentator.