Woes And Tales

Woes And Tales

Peace to your Souls So says the leader As their toes are gored Beneath his ghoulish Shoes They wail in tears and sweats Mingled with abelish-blood Streaking like a troubled Stream In their sorrow- burrowed souls Over-laden with his whims Injustice, avarice and vice “Your interest alone”, he says. “I bear in my heart.” What … Continue reading Woes And Tales


Chisom. The doctors in St.Ruth’s tried to explain to grandma how mommy’s thought process was fragmented. They said something about slow irritability and bizarre hallucinations. Schizophrenia they called it. They had fancy names for Ogbanje’s these days. They said the death of a loved one triggered her situation. I remember her, explaining to them who … Continue reading Chisom.

One Second Is a Very Long Time

The day started like any other, I woke up, had my prayer and prepared for work. For some reason I couldn’t understand, I was sluggish and headed out to work at 7.35am when I really should have been out at 7.15am. However, I wasn’t bothered because there is nobody who really bothers to check when … Continue reading One Second Is a Very Long Time