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It’s not about the ripped jean,
Nor the red tie and the blue blazers.
Rather, the need to put people in boxes,
Like we are.

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The Changing narrative of TOUCH: A poetry review of ‘Touch’

“Touch” is a word, and in a larger sense of it – it is a language portraying relationship. Various cultures speak this language, it mirrors the relationship between the virus and human interactions. In Nigeria, amidst our diverse cultural beliefs and traditions, every ethnic group understands the underlying power of touch; from pouring libations to the gods, to exchange of greetings and other realities captured in this performance piece by Donna Ogunnaike called “Touch”.

LETTER TO A POET

dear poet, commander of the pen, master of the ink, wielder of words, writer of songs, the one whose eyes are lensed with a microscopic lens.

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WHERE I COME FROM

Where I come from is a place where we must gather the pieces of us;And glue it together with love, putting out the garment of war and putting on PEACE.

BEING A NIGERIAN

To be a Nigerian is to be born without your voice being heard, you tie your voice with your fear and hide it in your belly. You die with your eyes open and with your life threatened.

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IF I WERE A POET

If I were a poet, I’d paint the words with my love sketch some lives into my lines, and fill the shadow with my pains.

SUNNY SUNDAY

Message to the clerics and traditional rulers out there,please ensure that your place of worship is well ventilated to avoid stories that touch the heart.

SEXTRAORDINARY

Alice, allow me wander through your Wonderland,
Let my hands walk over the corridors of your curves as I take you to Neverland.

DMs ARE FINE, THEY HAVEN’T JUST REPLIED

Like windows of opportunities behind a closed door,
In this story building, lingering hope is the first flaw,
And eversince blueticks started leaving blueprints,
Emotion has been throwing tantrums like slings.