Saturday, January 19, 2019

Poems

Delicious, soul-soothing, and thought-provoking words are birthed here.

“Writing Again” by Jakky Bankong-Obi

WRITING AGAIN I’m waking up with my whole body And these five senses. Smelling...

“Prayer of a Politician” by Johnson Victor Oluwatobi

Prayer of a Politician #ComeLetUsPrey Come let us prey!...

“Nightswimmer Junior, Mackinac Butterfly” by Todd Mercer

Nightswimmer Junior, Mackinac Butterfly Because she can. That’s the reason Nightswimmer Junior swims six...

“Tick Removal” by Todd Mercer

Tick Removal Threw my watch in the river. Now I check the sun for...

“Red Dawn” by Lynn White

Red Dawn There’s a new dawn breaking red lighting up the sky, colouring the clouds and even the people...

“Farewell” by Adejuwon Gbalajobi (written in memory of Ikeogu Oke)

FAREWELL (To be read accompanied with the slow rhythm of udu) The beginning (The poet’s face...

Three entries from John L. Stanizzi’s POND project

We are delighted to share three entries from John L. Stanizzi's year-long POND poetry project that began 09-November-2018. Here is a description...

“POUR ME INTO A BALL” by Ethan Zachary

POUR ME INTO A BALL   I always stretched myself to into a straight line So I could find space in the book of life The day I unstretched...

“I’D LIKE TO THINK I CAN FLY TO FREEDOM” by Ethan...

I'D LIKE TO THINK I CAN FLY TO FREEDOM after Romeo Oriogun Thou shalt not killBut I've seen hands quick to set flowery boys ablaze While holding...

“SELF PORTRAIT AS A BLANK SPACE” by Ethan Zachary

SELF PORTRAIT AS A BLANK SPACE   after Logan February I don't have my mother's blood I was adopted into her womb She tells me I sleep with the...
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