sweet little son
eyes of rainy clouds
skin of black fur
my little river without end
the dark is a friend
Poem From The Moment After You Left
after Sabrina Benaim
& the truth is
i didn’t cry/ on the sidewalk.
i slipped in the taxi
choked out a greeting the driver didn’t hear
& plugged my ears
with J. Cole’s verses over the Afro-Pop drums.
the truth is
i faked it
when you texted me
from the office saying you’re scared
you’re leaving, and you’re scared.
‘i don’t even know what to say (crying emoji)’
what I should’ve said was:
‘hug me & let’s cry together.’
the truth is
10 minutes after you left
i felt my eyes drinking and spilling
the distance laid out in asphalt
as i stare with blurry vision at the only good picture we ever took
crying is another form of goodbyes.
Our Writer Crush this Wednesday is Chidera Ihekereleome-Okorie!
She recently won first place in the Nigerian NewsDirect @NigNewsDirect Poetry Prize, 2020 and was appointed Poet Laureate
Congratulations to the amiable poet!
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"This body you see
was once a guesthouse to pain..."
Self- Portrait as a Body By Joshua Effiong
Ever had a poem touch your soul in all the right places? Read this poem by @JoshEffiong
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Have you been looking for opportunities to showcase your writing? We curated some free-to-enter #writing #contests you could enter this month of April!
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