Resurfacing, It Is Personal.

September 1, 2018

The belief that One is above his or her traumas Leads to, every time, ignoring certain red lights One day he or she will be overwhelmed and then find out painfully That his or her demons have grown bigger and stronger than they used to be When you cared to know them by their names. […]

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A Single Apple (Self Harm)

September 1, 2018

My dwelling place is a burrow Safe from everyone who loves and cares for me.   I wake Stretch and have breakfast A single apple to keep the doctor away And then I started drinking and smoking heavily Like I had done other days and other nights.   Feeling internal pain externally helps a lot […]

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How We Boys Became Guns

August 1, 2018

1 Inyene walked home with Oseiwe, a tall brutish boy with large forearms and Dokiwari who was the exact opposite, he was short and slender. Their laughter scattered about the lonely road like seeds in the wind and their legs dragged noisily on the ground. Their bellies were filled with alcohol which Inyene sponsored with […]

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A Lagos End Time Story, or Soft Fresh Agege Bread.

June 25, 2018

The monotonous days of Saba’s life after school made him stand on the balcony of his parents’ home every evening to wait for a woman who sold agege bread. It was his favourite past time activity after school. He was only 14 and so his mother hardly allowed him outside their home when it was […]

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For those who pray fervently and silently

June 24, 2018

Rain serves as an answer. It is spiritual every time because we all feel connected to water. If you seek a transition, rain will fall. It is like the clouds cannot take it anymore and so they let go. You’re in so much pain and you cannot take it anymore so you let tears go. […]

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A Brief History on the Politics of Black Hair and Sel Kofiga Drowning on February 3rd

June 11, 2018

When men from the Wolof tribe in modern Senegal and The Gambia waged war they wore a braided style to indicate their preparation for battle. A woman mourning in Nigeria will either have to cut her hair or adopt a subdued style to reflect her current predicament. Hairstyles indicate status and identities across Africa. In […]

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Actualization projection II (Knowing better)

June 10, 2018

I struggle with forgiving myself For sexually assaulting women in the past Without even knowing that I had sexually assaulted them I dont know if they have forgotten or will forget And sometimes it prevents me from sleeping at night. I treat women as best as I can And stay as far away from them […]

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5, or maybe 7, 1 or 3

June 10, 2018

When your grandfather died I was still around the age of 5, or maybe 7, I cannot recall timelines according to the year as much as I can recall memories vividly. We were together on the couch watching Sonic the hedgehog when your mother came from work crying, “Your grandfather is dead!” she said as […]

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Another book of Lamentations, Fiction is not as tasteful.

June 10, 2018

At home in just a shirt having a glass of rum and smoking a spliff to relax my nerves. I want to forget all about today when the night is done or be done with the night. Although the woman I am currently told me I cannot talk like that anymore because I have a […]

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Deep Sleep: By Ikechi Ochulo

May 30, 2018

Sleeping beauty Sleep on my Beauty In sleep is a beauty But in deep sleep is the death   Death The last link on the cycle of life The kink in the chain of happiness The chink in every man’s armour   Your hands are colder than Winter Making warm summer streams flow Down the […]

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WHISPERING by Kofi Berko

May 30, 2018

Those times, the darkness always came at night. The voices were gentle coercing whispers, telling me to do this and that until I was lost in myself. The voices snuck around my head making me tear at my hair and fling things across the room with such strength that the nurses would scream. Those times […]

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Read this, I wrote it with you in mind.

April 26, 2018

Read this on your bed,  Squint at the text, and then Reach back and fetch your glasses so you can see all the words clearly.  Smile when you read this because it’s a good day. A good day to love  A good day to reconnect.  The past is the past now  If it was so important there […]

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Planet couplets.

April 25, 2018

Some days I am the sun And you, my planet. I dance all over you in the day And fly over the moon for you at night Making everything that has life in you Rejuvenate and get more life In honour of you, in truth And in spirit. Some days you are the sun And […]

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Actualization Projection

April 11, 2018

Until women stop being afraid of the consequences of Relating to heterosexual masculinity Only gay men can Present masculinity In a safe and acceptable way for women to fully appreciate Manhood in all its form and grace Without being afraid of losing their lives. In this way, the Gay Community is needed They are the […]

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