December

December It comes with a swoop of festivityClustering your memories with momentsAnd filling your nostrils with a fresh sensationA time to restAnd the time to digest It brings underutilized utensils back to lifeAnd jolts the taste bud to actionIt infects the home unforgettable aromaDreaded by animalsAwaited by foodies A door to blank fieldsShutting out regrets …

Illusions

Illusions Our stories are folded into layers in my headI go around with a library of feelings in my heartI pick happiness every timeBecause of our enmity with sadnessYour deep blue eyes had a way of flushing my face with happiness Any time I feel the harmattan breezeI remember your ebony skinHow it felt like …

Fettered Creature

Fettered Creature Strewn blessings available to my contemporariesAs I watch in full glare as talents are displayed like jewelryMaybe a curse was strewn in my directionFlowers are on full display in neighbouring gardensWhile my garden is adorned by weeds My soil and fertility moving in parallel linesWhile my sweat fails to nudge my pocketHeaps of …

Knock! Knock!

Knock! Knock!Spirits are like vampires to me; neither exists so far I am concerned. But the last few weeks as left wondering. First, it was Ossai our neighbour_ he claimed he heard voices, the next day he kicked the bucket. According to his parents, they didn't hear any sound from his room. Ossai's death started …

Dear Muse

Dear MuseDays have changed into months since we last spokeMy words have decided to go off the beatAnd verses are begging for the eureka momentI thought our bond was stronger than glue Do you remember when we dined and whined in poetry?Do you remember those metaphoric moments we shared?Do you remember how you helped me …

I Am Not A Poet

I am not poetI just deliver messages packaged in emotionsI dine and whine with musesMy messages are whispers from mother nature I am not a poetI am just in a matrimony with beautiful wordsMy heart will bleed to the death if I fail to pour out its contentsMy hands wouldn't stop colouring the blank pages …

Beneath Those Smiles

Beaneath those smiles are crushed dreamsBeneath those smiles are recurring heart breaksBeneath those smiles are jaded hopesBeneath those smiles are festivals of sadness Beneath those smiles are blurry desiresBeneath those smiles is a bleeding heartBeneath those smiles are futile fantasiesBeneath those smiles are odyssies that will make you quake Beneath those smiles are heaps of …

Smokestitute

My guy!Is it not funny how you participate in benediction more than Catholics?Your cough is louder than my rickety generatorYour lips and charcoal are competing for colourThose cheap sticks are setting your burial date We have been busy praying for youBut you have been busy preying on your healthI heard you and JohnSIN are now …