I TOLD YOU by Jerry Joel

I told you What my mouth couldnt spew Closely guarded secrets and sins Of all of yesterday’s meetings If only you knew how hard it was I told you About things only a part of me knew Things only my left eye saw And is still sore from what it...

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THE SECOND COMING by Joshua Levites

Before morning, there was moaning Smearing the innocence of the night, With two bodies entwined, To cause havoc Absent conscience, Absent worries, No thoughts, Just sounds, Gasps, And then snaps Coming together in harmony With shivering waists, Stiffened necks Determined legs, No regards to shame. The night just couldn’t wait....

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MISS ANNE THROPE by Aremu Adams Adebisi

She abhors 2face Idibia, And hates the role of Anita. She hates in shrieks and rolls in bed, And says, ‘oh P-Square has not wed.’ She sees Jonathan as a joke, And hates how he speaks with his folk. She disdains Madame Patience GEJ For being a nuisance in full...

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A DARK PATH by Siraj Azeez Sabuke

A Dark Path. In the room darkened With the fragrance of silence I cry in silent whispers To the rumbling howls Of absence of trust in love. How relationships Built on sturdy mountains Of filtered love Subside like torrents of rain In harvest. Or were they transported In the crawling...

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WHEN, HOW, WHY? by Akinbode Israel

The veins of our children, Lacked blood…dried pipes. Swimming in dehydrated waters, Dripping in sweats of shame. The eyes of our children, Lids are glued…scary sights seen, Their eyes have seen lifeless bodies, Why won’t they die young. The robes of our children, A carpet for hungry termites, Chewed in...

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