ÀSHÀKÉ by Omotayo Awoyemi

Ashake, The day I wrote you a song, I broke my throat. I penned it on my cornea, But a flood of brine it became, When life ’Hi’ed’ me with hurt, And fluxed away with my pains. Nevertheless, I have the rhythm In my systole, and diastole. I pray you’ll...

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GET WELL SOON by Ayeyemi Taofeek

President Muhammad Bukhari, get well soon. People who want him dead, get well soon. Because he is sick, must you then be sick? And for haired-heads, is it a sin to fall sick? If no, why the swirling and buzzing noise, Pilotedly parroted by sentimental tongues? If no, why the...

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TOUGH ROAD TO SUCCESS by Gideon Abowha

Lo! I walk alone spiritedly To the dungeon where my success lies The trees shamely murmured at me doubtedly Saying “can he walk alone?” The grasses giggled at me saying “Hey! The road is tough.” For the nature made my heart unsettled Perplexed and depressed alone in thought. Back on...

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EPIDERMIS by Efe Ogufere

Beneath your skin, Dark and lovely connubial vials Hold ancient songs buried in liquid deep A serenade in the Serengeti A sunrise on distant hills Shedding light on black and white A myriad of hopes drown in murky waters As my soul holds yours against the tides We are the...

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