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The dilemma of a poem

I could write about him bespectacled in his study; damascened with un-editable memories; the world quietly strapped on his back; his fingers caressing the black & white keys of the old piano like a lover’s touch; his voice soaring through … Continue reading

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a poem you read from right to left

country a in flowers for ] [ knife a is love in falling where night last news the on tyre pleading a whorled mob a boy black a of neck the round as watched i eyes filigreed his like fright … Continue reading

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The federal constitution

of ghosts, 9102 as amended stipulates that a ghost is a map. Section 7 (e) says familiar ghosts are hard to name; some are adjectives trying to modify what could have been; most are conjunctions of things that gnaw at … Continue reading

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we are water

You can’t trust water: even a straight stick turns crooked in it.—W. C. Fields even Jesus did he turned her if water could our dead —silent water. & the shape of halved by the this thing that same thing that … Continue reading

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A Well-Stoked Blaze

She decided it on her sixth birthday. The cake presented, she turned her breath, candles flickered but held. Six flames, dancing to the base of their wicks. As she grew, she tended sparklers – no stutter or flash, but a … Continue reading

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The Girl with No Name

I don’t have a name. At least, I haven’t found it yet. I spend most days trying on different ones, to see if they feel right on me. It’s “Margaret Ingvertsen” one day and “Piper Redding” the next. Sometimes I … Continue reading

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The Nigerian Is a Mighty Mountain

In my country, Poverty is air— You do not have to pay for it, You just have to be born. The night I came out of my mother’s womb, I was welcomed by darkness. There was no light In the … Continue reading

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