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Wearing a Body In inheriting clothes from my mother,I have begun to wear her body;In wearing her body,I have begun to unravel parts of me thatcarry questions I cannot form…More

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Prints prints are … left overs of dreamslike spittle in the mouth after an unsavoury meal or remnant meatstuck stubbornly in the crawprints are … dust that swirls but never…More

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Scattered Verses of My Letter to God iii. I remember the day you died,It was the same evening pa lost his name.We called him a body.The sky stained himself with…More

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Survival i the therapist saysfather can only surviveby chewing cold breezefrom machines breathing inside walls.yet i wonder why his face burns with flamesthat shot so high they even burn the…More

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Awo OlugbebeConversations with Tope Mark The stretched handsfolded fingers into a collectivethat birthed my great-grandfatherCannot be refusedIt is like a witness to anger in the presence of the oldBut here…More

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Bewilderedness there are days you wander in between trunks of trees in the darkest forest imbedded in your veins. you wished plucking your two lens out of their sockets; wanting…More

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Upon the Still Waters of the Niger, I Wrote This i am trapped in an influx of gaseous watersa rhythmic trombone writhes me into transparency& glow is a myth, so…More

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