Poets' Thursday

Poets’ Thursday: Dear Leader

Dear Leader,   Some call it conscience, Others call it the voice of God; Whatever it is, dear Leader, Has your wicked hand twisted the tongue of that tiny voice So much that you hear it no more? So much that ‘heartlessness’ is now your watchword?   Since the days of your amoral forefathers, Naming […]

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The Day He Showed Up

Nikki ran a few paces after the bus, “Ole! Thief!” She looked for something to throw, and found nothing. “Thunder faya you dia. Oloshi!” The bus conductor had just hopped on the bus and told the driver to drive away, with her ten Naira change. Mud spewed from the tires of the fleeing bus and […]