Poets' Thursday

Poets’ Thursday: My First Kiss

My first kiss Anything but subtle Shaming all reason Teasing Begging for more And more   My first kiss Beyond deep Deep enough Lustful love Eyes closed Your soul I saw Your flesh I felt Hot and wet Like sugar and spice I felt your heat on my tongue Your hands traveling Searching, claiming, owning […]

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Dear Mother

Dear Mother,   I hate cooking. I. HATE. COOKING. You know it never came naturally to me. I’ve always had to write down your recipes because I never really understood the entire concept of cooking. At first, I worried that maybe there was something wrong with me, I mean, every ‘normal’ girl should know how […]

Poets' Thursday

Poets’ Thursday: Creed

Dear Fatherland, In numbers we die even after the tie. Are we still one when from ourselves we run? Neglecting peace, expecting our pieces. Am I prey for murder because I pray not like my brother? From a difference of latitudes to a difference of attitudes Different phases of terror. First there was the aqua […]

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A Rainy Day In June

It’s raining again today, like it did yesterday and the day before. Rainy days are signature of June, my birth-month and the month I finally walked away. Childhood in the Beluah temple cast some indelible marks in my life. Shadows that followed me where ever I went. The temple where father was a priest was […]

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For The Love of Us – Episode 9

… continued from Episode 8   “Hi.” “Isn’t it a bit late for you to be here?” He was still smiling as he let me in. “I know. I wanted to apologize for earlier today. I didn’t mean to make you feel uncomfortable. It’s just that when I lay on you, I remembered …” “Oke.” I […]

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For The Love Of Us – Episode 8

… continued from Episode 7 I knocked on his door. Silence. I hoped he was around; I hadn’t called ahead so as to surprise him. I knocked again and rested on the wall. My back still hurt from the journey. Passengers are tiring; they expect you to be fluent in Igbo just because you are […]