to my friend dead – Adenike Akande

to my friend dead – Adenike Akande

to my friend dead Adenike AkandeOf all the bodies to be put out of motion, it should not have beenyours:wire-beanstalk traipsing thoughts like giants descendingearth to confound it – me.Otherwise I would scale your form into your house findingprecious and tacky things...

Ukombozi & Other Poems – Zafrina Nyawira Muthoni Njenga

Ukombozi & Other Poems – Zafrina Nyawira Muthoni Njenga

Ukombozi & Other Poems Zafrina Nyawira Muthoni Njenga The Silencing There is a child screaming in an apartment not far from minebut all children scream, I am 22, I have learned this, I am silent.There is a woman screaming in the road, the road just before the...

Two Poems – Daisy Odey

Two Poems – Daisy Odey

Two Poems Daisy Odey Colour Riot A black swallow stains the grey-blue sky,Orange dragonflies’ tumble in the air,Three fluorescent lizards fly pastdisappear into the future. Two brown boys in a cornerProd a brown bird’s corpse.Over their head, a brown roach,slithers...

Gaana & Other Poems – Henneh Kyereh Kwaku

Gaana & Other Poems – Henneh Kyereh Kwaku

Gaana & Other Poems Henneh Kyereh Kwaku playing god in old love skin tonight we rehearse, again –you're godi'm the boy whose postersdance in the wind the boy whose black facein the pictureon the posters makes him a crow you, god – have giventhe crow...

Two Poems – Adedayo Agarau

Two Poems – Adedayo Agarau

Two Poems Adedayo Agarau A Poetry Cover Of Billie Eilish's No Time To Die in Which I am Ghost Haunting My Father's New Home But tell me a story that did not begin with love. — Aracelis Girmay i watch my mother's sea eyesas everything settles in the turbulence of her...

Old Story in a New Wine Skin & Other Poems – Ebenezer Agu

Old Story in a New Wine Skin & Other Poems – Ebenezer Agu

Old Story in a New Wine Skin & Other Poems Ebenezer Agu Old Story in a New Wineskin (Adaeze) Archetype is the study of an old story in a new wine skin,a sequence jumping centuries to perch on unsuspecting witnesses. Across time, we’re born of this...

Two Poems – Amanda Holiday

Two Poems – Amanda Holiday

Two Poems Amanda Holiday Poem for Nesyamun ‘Bed/bad’the voice of Nesyamunglottal frogged otherworldlyuttering 3000 years wayback ‘bed/bad bed   bād bĕd bad bed’bitter tobacco bleat of muted cursebelched vowels blunted by rag andbone and time and deatha...

The Anatomy of Silence & Other Poems – Dami Ajayi

The Anatomy of Silence & Other Poems – Dami Ajayi

The Anatomy of Silence & Other Poems Dami Ajayi The Anatomy of Silence What do I accept from this silence,this silence that lacerates peace,this silence, anathema to bliss. This silence, pensive, dramaticamping tension, wrecking intention,this silence, violent and...

the tiger’s bride – Khadija Abdalla Bajaber

the tiger’s bride – Khadija Abdalla Bajaber

the tiger's brideKhadija Abdalla Bajaber The moths, they sup on my sorrow,my mineral-rich grief, they come to announce that the rains are coming. He says that the hand was created twice,twice to seek, that like an innocent he had only come looking for his...

Children of Assata Freestyle & Other Poems – Deshawn McKinney

Children of Assata Freestyle & Other Poems – Deshawn McKinney

Children of Assata Freestyle & Other Poems Deshawn McKinney Children of Assata Freestyle whether or not she did i wonderif we should. // an idea, in it an apple and tree,                                                                                       a...

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