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HOW DINNER COMES IN MY HOMETOWN by Ayodeji Israel

HOW DINNER COMES IN MY HOMETOWN by Ayodeji Israel

HOW DINNER COMES IN MY HOMETOWNby Ayòdéjì Israel perhaps, this lunch of smokes with dried bodies and red wines of sad bloods with elegies of jubilation fumed in the air whenever a fork rattles a flesh is no more redolent,   my neighbours packed in a pair of chickens...

THE CATERPILLAR’S CALIPERS by Jake Sheff

THE CATERPILLAR’S CALIPERS by Jake Sheff

THE CATERPILLAR'S CALIPERSby Jake SheffI.   So much depends upon the muse’s invocation, Glazed with white feathers all abandoned at The rainy entry; signs of fire are present: Cain and tar. A self-made song to justify The ways of death to kings, or justify The...

THIS LAND IS NOT AN HABITAT FOR US by Enobong Ernest

THIS LAND IS NOT AN HABITAT FOR US by Enobong Ernest

THIS LAND IS NOT AN HABITAT FOR USby Enobong Ernestin this dream a family bends down to search for the body of their father among the remains of bomb blast a new orphan is soaked in the colour of a loved one's blood i wake up, pleading God’s son’s blood tv is on....

THE RIVER’S ORDEALS by Fadairo Tesleem

THE RIVER’S ORDEALS by Fadairo Tesleem

THE RIVER'S ORDEALSby Fadairo TesleemFor the first time, father told me of the grief that discolored our walls. How a river of aggressive velocity swallowed his beloved. But, tell me, how do I approach a river & fight it for eating up my mother's feet when it...

HOW TO MOUTH BROKEN PSALMS IN AN EARTHQUAKE by Wisdom Adediji

HOW TO MOUTH BROKEN PSALMS IN AN EARTHQUAKE by Wisdom Adediji

HOW TO MOUTH BROKEN PSALMS IN AN EARTHQUAKEby Wisdom AdedijiShortlist (Top Seven) of the 2020 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category)1 It's okay to let go. to spread your palms over the clitoris of your shadow & mouth your fears like the...

THE CLEANSING by Taiwo Odesanya

THE CLEANSING by Taiwo Odesanya

THE CLEANSINGby Taiwo OdesanyaShortlist (Top Seven) of the 2020 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category)Say, frustration is the seed mothering these  Bullets the earth is puffing, Say, it is the gun flooding this heat,  These droughts, these...

FOR THE FIRST LOSS OF INNOCENCE by Adedamola Olabimpe

FOR THE FIRST LOSS OF INNOCENCE by Adedamola Olabimpe

FOR THE FIRST LOSS OF INNOCENCEby Adedamola OlabimpeShortlist (Top Seven) of the 2020 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category)your first kiss was a crime scene. stolen from you in the darkness of your mother's kitchen. it slid down your throat...

EUPHEMISM by Samuel Adeyemi

EUPHEMISM by Samuel Adeyemi

EUPHEMISMby Samuel Adeyemi Second Runner-up of the 2021 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category) Murder by a scalpel is pronounced death,  not surgery. There is no intricacy    when the blade drowns in a body, whirling inside like a wet...

ELOCUTIO by Olaitan Junaid

ELOCUTIO by Olaitan Junaid

ELOCUTIOby Olaitan Junaid First Runner-up of the 2021 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category) depending on // how //    it is handled     //   a poem //  could be //  a knife //     like a toddler //      with boobs //  i handle   my grief  ...

BITTER KOLA by Olalekan Hussein

BITTER KOLA by Olalekan Hussein

BITTER KOLAby Olalekan HusseinShortlist (Top Seven) of the 2020 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category)Where are those beautiful days? When children pluck their happiness at night Listening to folklores under the mango tree smiling at them...

OEDIPUS TRAVAIL by Bayo Aderoju

OEDIPUS TRAVAIL by Bayo Aderoju

OEDIPUS TRAVAILby Bayo AderojuShortlist (Top Seven) of the 2020 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category)I   Yesterday, the village rainmaker held rain. This morning, wind mimicked rooster,  woke a storm, blew rainclouds' eclipsing garb...

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