HIS MASK, HER MASK by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

he was wearing a mask when he walked up to her like one drunk on Cupid’s wine ‘twas a cute mask, so she said, “yes”… and Juliet fell for Iago in Romeo’s mask! she wore her best mask the day she first smiled at him when he brought wine and kolanut and when he kissed… Continue reading HIS MASK, HER MASK by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

BONDAGED BRIDE by Ifeoluseyi Ifeoluwapo Ifeyemi

Today we unveil our new bride, The groom’s kinsmen think she’s antithetical to pride And there she hides! Gravitating towards ‘angelic encounters’, she rides; Closer to the groom, Holding a sceptre of broom! The master of ceremony jokingly says: She isn’t your maid But your dirt shall have a raid! Thinking it was worth a… Continue reading BONDAGED BRIDE by Ifeoluseyi Ifeoluwapo Ifeyemi

THE LOVE I KNOW by Benjamin Elemide

I know of the soulful songs The aged wishes to hear again, That land them on memory land Where they chants their lover’s appraisal. I know of the misconceived letters That renders ears of lusting youths Stretched in wanting for more understanding. Yet, its letters they cannot spell. I know of the earnest longings, Temporal,… Continue reading THE LOVE I KNOW by Benjamin Elemide

YOUR SISTER’S LOVE by Bamas Sinach VicToria

When your sister was on all fours, she said love is: “when mother bathes, nurses and pets me when I open the salty floodgates… Oh! And when am strapped on that soft, sturdy back” When your sister ran instead of walk she said love is: “When I feel father’s strong comforting chest and he tells… Continue reading YOUR SISTER’S LOVE by Bamas Sinach VicToria


I saw your words As a graceful serpent Gliding through the screen of my wayward phone Dancing before my eyes You; A weaver of lines as I The smiles and enchanting laughter made you buzz I wove comely webs Dark, deep, dreams you never dared to dream. You were my fly Touching your core Soothing… Continue reading FRAGMENTS


Dear Captive, Today, Heavens beckon, A Gem released to the earth, Kept in dark lovely skin, Gap-toothed. She walks with gait, Like an Amazon Taking hostages Of her admirers. With each step, Her candour and courage Blast my mortal heart. I ache, Knowing I must have been hit by love.


Where has Domnei gone? It’s been quite some centuries, Domnei. Please show your face. Noble and chivalrous, Secret but passionate was once the expression of love. Trysts in secret escalated mentally and were morally elevating. But since we last saw Domnei It’s been more physical nothing more than free time to explore and occupy positions… Continue reading WHERE HAS DONMEI GONE?