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Time Is A Fly

Innocently the clock sits still like a student The second hand ticks past the minute The minute past the hour. Guiltily the years put a great dent On dreams we do not meet And hopes that are dour But this time, you are a fly, so prudent Rolling and rolling the helpless digit Of moments...
August 8, 2018
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Butterfly

By chance you flew as time and tide comply A dance of wings in colour-strangled  air Like sails of ship in Sand and Sun Dubai The marriage 'tween your grace and tender care. A guard around your heart this secret keep: You yearn the one who takes away your pain Though take it long this...
July 18, 2018
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Oil Wails

(Port Harcourt, January 2016. For the fear of “educated militancy”) The price I pay for peace is too great, the price I pay is a disgrace Do I, wail my wails to the whales, or listen to your fairy tales? I am here, carrying my file to join every file, searching for ghostly jobs. You...
June 6, 2018
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Ellipsis…

She stares at me With laughing eyes, like a Gypsy. There's a halo of tears Above her racing heart, she may be tipsy. Is it beer, or the burthen life bears? I do not know... Or did it just glow, this heart of a million, words of love uttered silently?   Enigma stands, beside Riyom...
April 22, 2018
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To Achebe

It was a cold, lonely evening and I was stuck in a dark room in Patani, Delta state, Nigeria, as part of my National Youth Service.  It was hot inside but I dared not open the door for there were hundreds of mosquitoes just waiting for the opportunity. I suddenly found solace in ringtone of…

March 24, 2018
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