How do we tell our past if we do not write…..?
What do we say about the crimson buried underneath our pupils if we fail to scoop the tears we shed yesterday…?
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This damsel of sorek When she passes all that remains are lapses of men once planted in the hills of mambilla contending with ageless pillars. Because she rows doom with this bulky cumulus of weaponry forged from blood and clay; the shape of a full moon. This weaponry, it is even weak and fluffy like blue band flogged with sweet, white granules. Yet, us they conjure and clueless we become […]
Poetry Watching from the sideline Sipping a cup of poetry Handed down by mother nature Looking out the window Envisaging the silver linings Spread across giant sky In patches and sprinkles Beckoning on my blindness Warming up my cold heart As she smiled in all pearls Queen mother seductress! Queen mother seductress!! Free me not, from thy embrace For thy warmth penetrates Through my lost faith Packing up shady debris […]
WAYFARER They said he fell in the shores of Agbana1 the runner with no tracks wayfarer they said something left when his shadow turned to miserable memories blown into forcados2 something like scattered happiness. Those things his footsteps painted on our faces, the intermittent drawing back of lips. They said death came on a certain day and all they could salvage was that exhausted shell that lost the gift of […]
Lost Love I beheld a wild fire across the river Reminding me of the burning passion in your eyes Wild, dangerous and determined as a blowout Yet, exciting as a toddler taking her first steps Decades of hope flashed in them And with it, came memories of regretted nonchalance Like Rivers of sand travelling through deserts A smile waltz through to my heart Concealing the tears that streamed downhill You […]
Account to the Missing Rib Taking a walk through time Questing for heaven’s gift, That true thing so fair and lovely That most soothes man’s self-born aches; Yea, the true aches of the lonely heart! And by chance, fate did find Soul of distant make and shade, There in true fellowship laced. And once solitary souls conjoined, Like a pair of interlocked fingers, Absorbing each other’s warmth, In uncoerced mutuality. […]
Once was a fluid Swum to your tube Rise to a zygote You schlep me for nine Kicked day and night in the duct Making you scared Life and death probed Medication cast a spell Here and there In and out From spirit midwives That both of us live Smile and smile at last For this crime I plea Yea I plea! Forgive me ma’amy Again another crime Certainly not […]