THE OTHER ROOM by Joshua Levites

I belong to you, And nobody else. Ages, I was bought with the price of your beauty That revels without any ‘but’ To gratify your will. Now I stand, a loyal fool Your devoted slave. I am condemned to bow Mornings at your gate. At your sanctuary will I worship...

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WWW (WORLD WITHOUT WOMAN) by Akinbode Oluwatobi Israel

World without woman: A day without the sky, A sky without the clouds, A dice without numbers. Flies on the rottenness of man; Hovering Silence in leaked cans, A Street with collapsed buildings – A world without woman. Babies weeping from rib cages, Rib cages without a swollen river, Babies...

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MUCUS OF REASON by Oluwatoyosi Agbaakin

He must have wiped the mucus of reason- a pus from his brain the night he saw her body swollen, ready to be poked by his fleshy pincers How couldn’t he know that her meat is the only food he was forbidden from eating. but the demons in his groins...

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THE WOMAN by Saidu Mark Jatau

If I was a girl, Would I agree to be schooled only to graduate and be wooed, worked and have pay, and be chained by a ring in the name called marriage? If I were a lady, Would I agree to get pregnant for nine months, with the pains of...

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COUNTABLE STARS by Ebuka Wiz Godwin

I tried counting the stars, several nights I stayed up One, two, three, four I lost count, didn’t know which I had counted or not May be they disappear, may be they split, may be they run Its as futile as having fire flies light a cord But there are...

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WHERE WAS FEMINISM? by Oloyede Joshua Adekunle

Where was feminism? When we were in school, Uncle Shola beat boys seven strokes And girls’ bum-cheeks three Where was feminism? When father farms field Ada carried grains Her twin,Arize,loaded on tubers Where was Feminism? When Shewa slapped Femi Unto Teacher reported Femi was punished for whole Where was Feminism?...

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