Fiction & Poetry

Poetry || Of Lies Doctors Tell

Poetry || Of Lies Doctors Tell

Of Lies Doctors Tell Doctors are unfortunately liars The one who promised the injection wouldn’t hurt and it would be swift – but the needle said otherwise The buttocks know the story of the pain The one that promised Uncle B was fine and would […]

Poetry || New Beginnings

Poetry || New Beginnings

From my window, I see disorder across the road, grownups fighting over issues children shouldn’t; clothes being ripped punches thrown, peace being disturbed and yet from a tree on this same road, an egg breaking, an anxious mother gleeful as the young one popped out. […]

Flash Fiction || Head Quarters

Flash Fiction || Head Quarters

“Jerome don enter!” “Run for your lives!” Wigs were grabbed, underwear retrieved as each of the seven girls struggled to vanish from sight. “Where’s Hanifa?” Light skinned Chinwe asked me when we were back safely in our rooms, panting from the race we just had […]

Poetry || The African Woman

Poetry || The African Woman

I am an African woman Do not insult me When you see tears water down my face Salty like the Pacific Do not insult me When my breast sag Like pillows without stuffings Mighty generations have suckled on them Do not insult me If my […]

Poetry || Loved You

Poetry || Loved You

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t into you Going crazy over hearing your voice Every time I hear your stutter, My body emerges, It yearns, And it urges To feel your embrace; To taste you, Feel you But my heart caves in Like […]

Poetry || Eggs

Poetry || Eggs

I like eggs Supple and soft On the inside Strong on the outside Easy to crack Like a heart Easy to break Shattered In pieces But out of it Something beautiful comes Scrambled Poached Beautiful Coming together Like a broken heart ©Ajibike O. Do tell […]

Poetry || The Girl Child

Poetry || The Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child is a day declared by the United Nations in support of more opportunity for girls and increasing awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. Let them say therefore That a girl child is smart […]

Poetry || Realization

Poetry || Realization

Until the day The day you realize You don’t have to lie To live your life For anyone but you Until then will you truly find peace And genuine happiness ©Ajibike Oyindamola Photographer: Eedris Images Do tell a friend to tell a friend to check […]