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Abiku?

Amidst rising smoke and beating drums, the priestess staggered to the haunting beat. Her wrists and ankles richly adorned with cowries and brightly coloured beads. Her hair wrapped in a thickly knotted red cloth with another, knotted tightly above her ample bossom as she continued to stagger in drunken stupor. She was supposed to be … Continue reading Abiku?

Abiku, A Cackle For Your Cries

Abiku, A Cackle For Your Cries

Written, with much respect and recognition of their inspiration,  in response to Soyinka and Clark’s poems, … hopefully, it’d be the third member of the trilogy of “Abiku” I. Again You have come, Visitor That never overstays. I laugh at your cries; An echo of the first time You rented My now weary womb. Do you see … Continue reading Abiku, A Cackle For Your Cries