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Bound by Ehinomen Marie

[tabby title="Poem"] Even whilst bound in chains and cagedThey channelled secret messages to those homeboundA secret their captors never would knowThat alone, put a smile on their faces The moments that passed were like fleeting smilesSpread across the face for...

Poet Muse: Dr Gabriel Okara (1921-2019)

(poet, novelist) I strain my tired voice in song to reach up to the star by the moon a song I vowed never more to sing; But from sundown to sunrise I seek a union continually which breaks my vow...

Grandma’s got Pizzazz by Pamilerin Jacob

[tabby title="Poem"] of all foes, the slavemasters facednone was as dogged as rhythm music is the curator of griefhow do you stop a woman from movingwho has never known stillness, swaying even to the syncopation in her cry, Ihave a...

Death by Emeralds_heart

[tabby title="Poem"] Death cameriding on the back of a snailI looked at her and I smilemy first step to digging my gravewith extended palms, I join her rideon endless times I was lost to timelost to the world or the...

Red Light by Christtie Jay

[tabby title="Poem"] [Why do you cut?] If you show a blind man the starshe will call you mad. words can not convey my painbring your cups, sit, have a taste. [You are still single?] The years are unkindlast week you...