MÁÀMI by Adewunmi Adekunle

(Dedicated to my Mum) -7th September. Long call from a strange land Sweet incense savoured away from home Heart melting to know I'm alive today Me on earth is owned to you, I say.   Máàmi You are a Gold the Smith is yet to discover, A Change agent Nigerians clamour for And Crude Nigeria … Continue reading MÁÀMI by Adewunmi Adekunle


The Last Moments of a Prisoner by Ishola Oreofe

The priest was instantly caught in my line of view, crawling towards us like the millipede I saw in my prison cell yesterday, as if giving me more time to enjoy life simple pleasures, such as the scorching sun blazing above my head. Christian it was, they didn't even ask me who I wanted present … Continue reading The Last Moments of a Prisoner by Ishola Oreofe

In Your Naked Smile by Okuwoga Eyimofe

(For mum)  In your naked smile, earth sinks And I wonder if the moon blinks In your naked smile, the sun sings  Lullaby to seduce me to my forty winks  In your naked smile, snows bow in devotion As frosty bones stretch like supple bands –  The non-pigmented cotton you wear In your naked smile, … Continue reading In Your Naked Smile by Okuwoga Eyimofe

Your Eyes by Okuwoga Eyimofe

​Your eyes are shimmering bulbs, wild illuminants  Glossy irradiators like the sun scenically free  And it takes me like tidal waves,  The razing ovation of waters that converts ventricle Your eyes twinges blood pumpers, cramps them  Is it not those eyes – still gracefully poised, Looking wrapped in firmament shades, Still like offspring of stars … Continue reading Your Eyes by Okuwoga Eyimofe

If Peace Be A Dream by Olawale Ibiyemi

​If peace be a dream… ‘Twas a sweven I had; Of children feeding chocolate to lions, With snake-scarfs wound round their necks; Predator and prey, kneeling to pray, ‘twas a sweven I had. Of melted guns made into monuments, And bombshells refusing to shell, of Herod singing baby Jesus a lullaby; What a sweven I … Continue reading If Peace Be A Dream by Olawale Ibiyemi