RED RIVER by Efe Ogufere

God, If thou be at all Be a blade Cut through it This cape of injustice Sober indifference Let it flow Blood- Trickle into the earth Threaten to form a rivulet To A mother’s tears, Crystal and iridescent A drop in an ocean of sand Watch it grow Diseased seeds-...

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WILL THE REAL GENTLEMEN, PLEASE STAND-UP?

The strong, sweet smell of well brewed coffee and muffins in a chilly atmosphere is one of the first things you encounter when stepping out of London’s Heathrow airport on arrival. The hurried ambiance is intensified by the sound of marching feet and silent bag trolleys trailing an array of...

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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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SHADOWS ON HIS WALL by Ojembe Victor

The figure on his bright walls cries for help The muted screams of a girl, Sit beneath her bowels The fast grinding of his waist, creating a bitter-sweet cascade, of pleasure and pain The dried tears on her bruised face, sat like maps to find hell The shadow on his...

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THE KISS WAS SWEET by Bamigbola Silas

The kiss was sweet; It was a drop of honey on my lips, My tastebud was not familiar with it; That was the first time I had it in my entire life. That night I gave her my best strength. Alas! It was a fiery dart Shot straight to my...

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