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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NO POETRY by Efe Ogufere

No Poetry could… Describe the beads of sweat, That form rivulets on Lamy’s back like dew. Explain how joy overflows In tears from eyes that have held sadness. Fathom how a beating heart Fragile in its beat holds promise of tomorrow. Describe how the waking sun Rises from the east...

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A SONG OF DESPAIR by Efe Ogufere

Echo remains where… Hearts used to beat Laughter filled the air Songs had wings Skies had rainbows Rivers held fish Mountains stood proud Trees danced a tune Winds blew the flute Dawn stayed too long Dusk was a myth Kisses held fire Eyes mirrored desire Dreamers found sleep Wayfarers had...

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POETRY AND SIMPLICITY

What is you take on poetry and simplicity? Should poetry be simple or should high sounding words, complexities be introduced? “Some people think the poem’s beauty is in the cloaking and the use of large words. I think it’s in the weaving of meanings into meanings such that the reader...

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