HELP ME TELL HIM by Wakchin Nengak

Don’t mind how sires will ask you to keep mute like they did in auntie’s case. Mummy, if you see the civil brute I call ‘Uncle’ tell him of the hymen his itchy-third-leg cracked. Remind him of the naive hearts he dismembered promising sweets to lure their being to his...

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DEAR GIRL… DREAM! by Joshua Levites

You cried at your birth But they cried even louder. You travelled through tough terrains But you found no rest amongst brothers, Father. Even mother. You espied the gathering of souls But you felt sole. Alone. The look on thier faces moved more tears Out from eyes. That was before...

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THE OTHER ROOM by Joshua Levites

I belong to you, And nobody else. Ages, I was bought with the price of your beauty That revels without any ‘but’ To gratify your will. Now I stand, a loyal fool Your devoted slave. I am condemned to bow Mornings at your gate. At your sanctuary will I worship...

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WWW (WORLD WITHOUT WOMAN) by Akinbode Oluwatobi Israel

World without woman: A day without the sky, A sky without the clouds, A dice without numbers. Flies on the rottenness of man; Hovering Silence in leaked cans, A Street with collapsed buildings – A world without woman. Babies weeping from rib cages, Rib cages without a swollen river, Babies...

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MUCUS OF REASON by Oluwatoyosi Agbaakin

He must have wiped the mucus of reason- a pus from his brain the night he saw her body swollen, ready to be poked by his fleshy pincers How couldn’t he know that her meat is the only food he was forbidden from eating. but the demons in his groins...

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THE WOMAN by Saidu Mark Jatau

If I was a girl, Would I agree to be schooled only to graduate and be wooed, worked and have pay, and be chained by a ring in the name called marriage? If I were a lady, Would I agree to get pregnant for nine months, with the pains of...

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