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IF GOD WAS A NIGERIAN by Othuke Umukoro

IF GOD WAS A NIGERIAN by Othuke Umukoro

IF GOD WAS A NIGERIAN by Othuke Umukoro ASUU would strike himtill his sorrow grows a beard. He would be a Yahoo boy or a pimp or a drug dealeror an innocent girl in the cold & dark streets ofItaly tendering white men’s amorous dreamsor all of the above. He would...

FLOWER PETALS by Ugochukwu Damian

FLOWER PETALS by Ugochukwu Damian

FLOWER PETALS by Ugochukwu Damian for ikedinaobi your country is a hunger that you cannot name your bones are fragile like flower petals & there’s a river in your body that you cannot name & there’s a country emptying this river into itself where queer bodies...

SELF by Adejuwon Gbalajobi

SELF by Adejuwon Gbalajobi

SELF by Adejuwon Gbalajobi I wear my fear around my neck like a tie, my fear, the reason my sleep comes in fits. & anytime I close my eyes, my demon transmogrifies into thoughts, an accuser, a finger pointed at me: "You, you'll be like your father, a waste." "You,...

THE UNIVERSE, TINCTURED by KC Manuel

THE UNIVERSE, TINCTURED by KC Manuel

THE UNIVERSE, TINCTURED by KC Manuel I The chalk writings leap off the face of the blackboard which received a paint job  that nudiustertian morning. The blackboard, always in a continuous mode of data collection like a government database, is as rigid as the...

THE HUMILITY OF GOD by Samuel Kolawole Adebayo

THE HUMILITY OF GOD by Samuel Kolawole Adebayo

THE HUMILITY OF GOD by Samuel Kolawole Adebayo He who made water Came to Jordan To be baptized of water. God took upon himself The flesh of man, Which will mean God visited the John [which is not Baptist], Which will mean God might have slept In a room full of...

WHAT TO IMAGINE by Yusuff Uthman Adekola

WHAT TO IMAGINE by Yusuff Uthman Adekola

WHAT TO IMAGINE by Yusuff Uthman AdekolaWhat to imagine by Yusuff Uthman Adekola - Shortlist (Top Five) of the 2018 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category) Imagine you were a fishPlaced on a sandy line between water and land,Feeling the...

I KISS THE NATURE GOOD MORNING by Kamarudeen Mustapha

I KISS THE NATURE GOOD MORNING by Kamarudeen Mustapha

I KISS THE NATURE GOOD MORNING by Kamarudeen Mustapha I kiss the nature good morning And brew a pot of honey in my veins I converse with the wild hues of the wilderness And win myself a garland of rainbow around my neck Today I befriend the weaverbirds and their...

THE WONDERS OF IKOGOSI by Adedayo Ademokoya

THE WONDERS OF IKOGOSI by Adedayo Ademokoya

THE WONDERS OF IKOGOSI by Adedayo Ademokoya THE WONDERS OF IKOGOSI (For Olaitan Victor) There they sat, feeling the living spring that compresses the fusion of their hearts on the emblem of gold. The warm spring came flowing through the nirvana of her soul to rev up...

MARIA CRUSHES ON GABRIEL by Patron Henekou

MARIA CRUSHES ON GABRIEL by Patron Henekou

MARIA CRUSHES ON GABRIEL by Patron Henekou I dote on you so much That I want us to date In the name of the scriptures.   Oh Maria, let your will be done And we will restart the calendar.   But you know I'm civilized now and don’t mind having The Baby out of...

LEARNING THE LANGUAGE OF ROSES by Ugochukwu Damian

LEARNING THE LANGUAGE OF ROSES by Ugochukwu Damian

LEARNING THE LANGUAGE OF ROSES by Ugochukwu Damian tonight you’ll pick roses / off your lover’s tongue / and you will ponder / and ask why it took so long / not for the roses you hold / nor for the many times / you’ve looked for warmth / in his mouth / but for the...

POLITICS by Taofeek Ogunperi

POLITICS by Taofeek Ogunperi

POLITICSby Taofeek Ogunperiis a river that drowns even at its bank is a jungle where squirrels become alpha lionsis a microphone that givesa clear voice to the dumb is an echo that penetratesthe walls in the deaf’s earsis a wheel, standby for allthat can, that cannot...

HOW TO SPELL THE WORD ‘WOMAN’ by Emmanuel Chukwu

HOW TO SPELL THE WORD ‘WOMAN’ by Emmanuel Chukwu

HOW TO SPELL THE WORD 'WOMAN'  by Emmanuel Chukwu A black boy next door asks me to name Whom I call the only woman in my life. I run to My father and he sits me next to the kitchen. He says, Everyday, He would sit his self on this spot And call his woman his god. I do...

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