A maze through life by 'Nwanna Okeke'

As life beat me small

I crawled through  ,

the air never moved 

I breathed limited editions of it

And then I walked gingerly 

Careful not  to offend the sand under my feet 

And then  I learned to sprint 

And then I…

A tiger's skin without the tigritude : Ida

Oh but we only need the tiger skin

We do not need the tiger itself 

Just the skin

You know, it's beautiful 

It's such a beautiful pattern

Not the tigritude or tigriness of the tiger

So, can we clone it…

Our caretaker by Ida Essien

His head fell from his neck

As it was wont to do 

It fell  with a thud 

Smashing to pieces 

Our apothecaries fixed it 

They replanted it 

Forcefully on his neck

Soon, life came back to it

Our apothecaries rejoiced 

They marveled at their…

Agbalumo by Omeni Nwoke

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Agbalumo

Gem of the rain forest 

Agbalumo

A name like romance

Rotound as only an African maid can be 

Crowned with a nipple as a tiara

Whose tangy milk  revives Africa

Your  luscious lips  leave a kiss experience 

Your seeds  are like the pleasure…

They raped us by Ida Essien

We finally got  to Katanga

Katanga , beautiful as only  darkness can be

We were still finding our bearing

And they  pounced on us

They raped us

In the full glare of on lookers

They raped us

There was none come to our rescue 

 

None to…

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