Fiction & Poetry

Poetry || Reflections #4

Poetry || Reflections #4

How far away have you gone Embarking on a journey of definite return In December, you were the best thing that happened to her Before you rode off to Siberia The cold emanating from your soul Betrayed by everything you said Which turned out to […]

Poetry || Reflections #3

Poetry || Reflections #3

Young lady accept your flaws If they won’t accept you Fall in love with the color of your skin Your laughter and your grin Your wisdom and hustle Your stature and your muscle Your mistakes and error For it’s okay to tremor Accept the scars […]

Poetry || Tabula Rasa

Poetry || Tabula Rasa

I stood there without the need for thought, my eyes ignorant of the wonders that unfolded before them I have eyes everywhere, call me the all seeing. Yet ignorant my eyes remain. Perhaps if I could see beyond the supernatural, it’d be easier to fill […]

Poetry || Reflections #2

Poetry || Reflections #2

You’re man I’m WOman A sturdy WOod Grown from the richest species Of favoured WOmen I can be tender Like soft WOol I’ll be WOnderful to you If you want me to I could be a WOe to you If you acted the fool Not […]

Poetry || Reflections #1

Poetry || Reflections #1

How beautiful you are In him you thought you’d found an ikeji How beautiful Diving into him Watching him watching you fall Fall to your own pieces Beating yourself up How beautiful Finding peace in slashing The warm blood dripping down your wrist How beautiful […]

Flash Fiction: Lagos Palaver

Flash Fiction: Lagos Palaver

Flash fiction is a fictional writeup consisting words not less than 100 words but not more than 500. “Ojota! Ojota! Enter with change!” I shifted the luggage in my left hand to my right. Lord knows it was heavy and I wanted to sleep. However […]

Poetry || Yearning

Poetry || Yearning

Famished pages and arid ink are what I’m left with I want you. Thoroughly. Deplete, replenish my paucity Fill my emptiness Make sober this drunkenness You took more than a piece of me With you the day you left now I see It was cold […]

Poetry || An Ode To Annoying Boyfriends

Poetry || An Ode To Annoying Boyfriends

Of Adam’s blood Voices commanding Of selfish boyfriends Wanting us all to themselves Of jealous boyfriends Questioning about other boys Probing and green With doubts about trust Of love on horse carts Dragging me behind without complaints As you lashed with your tongue And forced […]