PLATEAU BLEEDS by Victor Igiri

Throw JOS some black lit candles. Again we write more chapters in our ‘book of bloods’ with the narratives, an heritage for distant tongues to tell whose skins are unpeeled by cowry demons, but bruised as Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Adamawa, Kaduna, Zamfara,… and more to come. I hear that there...

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M.K.O ABIOLA by Victor Igiri

(…a tribute in respect of the honour conferred on him by President Muhammadu Buhari) Kashimawo, “Let us wait and see” so They said but Heroes don’t die, No. They are the colours of the rainbow and possess the heart of the sun. They are eagles soaring on time’s wings, alphabeting...

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CHANGE THESE CHAINS by Victor Igiri)

Yesterday was Theirs they bemoaned Guma’s…fall Today, ours we tell of Mbalom’s… unripe pause; and Tomorrow, sure, shall be history’s reawakening in Mama’s four forks for ours is a land of milk and bloods, of the basket full of fractured flesh, of curtains and thunderstorms where The maze has been...

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TWO-FACED “IGP” by Victor Igiri

doctored or un-doctored, black or white, he is only human for though the sun kings today, tomorrow shall be the moon’s. lies or truths; we deserve some white words so we can appease our souls and boycott the many laughters of the human race; pistol dukes. we are all lunatics...

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AGBERO by Victor Igiri

With him is one walk to meeting a monster for trademarked with broken shells is the life that gives life to charcoal face(s) and lips upon canvas’ all painted with stitches, and fire laden eyeballs; And with white wrapped wild weed, the patriotic folk in-between fingers or lips that winds...

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MINNA by Thaalith Abubakar Gimba

Known with antique native history, Seldom ranking among the perfunctory. A hospitable home of avid writers, Perusing books with fat chapters. Custodian of all facets of literature, Notably blessed for her diverse culture. Minna, the birthplace of some Teflon, That many eyes gawk at as despicable don. A grand home-phange...

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GREEN LIBYAN by Victor Igiri

How can the flower blossom when the Garden ebbs in cancer? Who will notice our tears in dark rains to restore? …and whose hands will saviour who dines unsublime? Today is libyans, a tale we tell of Escapees; but to wither a leper in this Ancestry or war- through a...

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AJAYI ADETOLA by Victor Igiri

Your night came as whirlwind sweeping the tides to thorns and misery. For love, you became unioned in a scandal whose hero jailed truth for white lies.   Kirikiri unfleshed your dreams, dreams fractured by crucified Sikiru, ‘SARS’ bound, and your days, five years a slave, and two preys planted...

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TENSIONS by Victor Igiri

… with eyes still offloading yesterday’s affliction he sprouts before the cock yawns, robes out flawlessly in multiple sighs, wings swiftly like the eagle though in legs in this unripe morn But who cares anyway, come rain, come shine, so long he meets the Lord’s demands! Hours later, He wars...

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