OCHI by Agbalokwu Chibuike

“More towns men are still coming. Would we wait till what time?” Okelekwu was visibly disturbed as he looked around the crowded pub. Crowded in relative to the discreet meeting they are about to have.” He just searched for where to hold the meeting and decided on this place. I...

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IN BED WITH LADY ‘X’

Light came on and Maxwell opened his eyes immediately. “NEPA! The idiots have woken up,” he thought. He was lying on his side, near the edge of his oddly large bed. It colonized more than a third of his organized bedroom. Except for two condom wraps, a pair of Nike...

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OMUTI by Akinbode Oluwatobi Israel

We rested our barking backs On the wooden arm happiness, Happiness that will vanish At the sight of a fuming cigar. . We cracked cracking jokes, Those of Ajoke and her friends, We fell into ditches full of waste, The night pitied our old age. . Ajani was a good...

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DRUNKARD’S PARADISE

See the drunkard in a paradise of his own A paradise in which nothing is known A paradise where he trudges inside a bottle Where he mumbles, fumbles and stumbles A paradise where he wears his robe of shame And paints in mud his family name A paradise where his...

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BETTER MAN

“One more round for the round table” That was cry of that drunken spender The request he made, like he was still able “I’ve got the money,c’mon make it faster!” “Hey Mister! What are you waiting for?” They can’t even wait..I mean his greedy friends For this 7th round, each...

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TALE OF A DRUNK

He staggered this way and that with a bottle in hand to keep company; A lone-walker he was on this night, his bloodshot eyes could hardly see. As he swayed unimpeded he made jokes to which he blurted streams of laughter which was drowned as he gulped again the bitter...

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DREAMING AWAKE

That man is dreaming while awake A few steps away from the lake He stumbles on like a blind beggar Crossing the highway with a swagger His seeds are weeping in the slum His wife is hawking rotten plums But the fool is here, breast milking Dulled brain, of home,...

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DRUNKARD’S PARADISE

See the drunkard in a paradise of his own A paradise in which nothing is known A paradise where he trudges inside a bottle Where he mumbles, fumbles and stumbles A paradise where he wears his robe of shame And paints in mud his family name A paradise where his...

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ADDICTION

Demonic flames kindle, Roar and rage beneath surface; These mortal tantalizers be Express chute to Lake’s Inferno! The tongue of your soul Shrivels in parched indignance At every trial to curb Passion’s excesses, For no longer is your body yours. Legion commandeered the coup! This intercourse between the shire and...

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