Poets' Thursday

Poets’ Thursday: Growing up

Growing up sometimes feels like a choker You know, that necklace that claws at your throat Truth is, from a distance, it appears very beautiful And perfect. But just like the wearer alone knows where the shoe pinches I alone know how it feels.   Some days, it’s good. And cool. And free. You know, […]

Poets' Thursday

Poets’ Thursday: Garri

Garri! Brownish tubers stained of Earth Holding in your bosom carbohydrate for life Towards the mill on head pans the women trail Grind and smash the machine squeaks Out pours life giving nectars in mush of white In bags muslin your sister Starch drips…..   Garri!! On mats left to battle the sun’s scorching heat, […]

Poets' Thursday

Poets’ Thursday Review: Sometimes

This poem is a story, a story about love. It’s a lesson too, a lesson about how relationships work. There are such blithe aphorisms like ‘the power of love’ and ‘love rules’, which gives most people a false sense of security in their expressions of love. Falling in love is easy, but staying in love […]