BECOMING DAY “Carry your playing outside.” I’m playing with Babi, with her yellow hair. Daddy brought her for me. “I brought you Babi;” as if it was a person, the…More
three days of the week
Precious mourns her little sister
the one who passed far too earlyMore
I have too much sympathy for the world,
That I fear that I may be blinded from the fact;
The heart of man is wicked and the world breeds evil.
Just as the man who sits on the road,More
Cotyledon by Emma Turner
I am half girl half boy
And it is ok to be ugly here
Skirts flapping where we walkMore
Taiye was so engrossed in her phone she didn’t even hear Jide walk into the office kitchen.
“Is this thing really worth it sef?” she mumbled to herself.
“Is what really worth it?”More
Lavender I awoke in the evening. I had been sleeping and waking at odd hours ever since joining the clan. I strolled deliberately around my room, careful not to look…More
Igbeyawo: The Matrimony Today is the day whose date We shall live to remember As we celebrate Our son and daughter We shall feast till it’s late And we…More
The phone rang persistently, forcing itself into my sleep. What will I not give to be left alone in the early hours of the day? Sleep between 4 am to 6…More
Men Mold Breast Like Clay
Breast look down when they’ve died.
Show not a man the church where clays pray, the soil where clays worship, the body where clays fast, the building where clays speak in tongues.More
Pgymalion without Galatea/Were I A Sculptor
If I could I’d try and sculpt a man.
I’d put marble, basalt rocks in hand,
and say “I can make this work, I can!”
I’d try and make a man out of land.