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Child of Mockery by Nkwana Joshua

[tabby title="Poem"] for a young soldier who crossed between tongue bullets running for life longed because of being black dear child of ridicule: you might've your skin flying out of your bones or your marrow sprinkling out of your pores,...

Mourning by Nkwana Joshua

[tabby title="Poem"] the gong clock is ringing tonight I know this no better than any other sound, I know this calling a calling of tears to my village. my eyes conjoin into streams beneath my nose streams of dry bones...

Behind Rainy Days by Nkwana Joshua

[tabby title="Poem"] behind the rainy days raindrops dance on my roof, the wind cuts through leaves out there. I sat inside my room, sad and confused. my eyes searching through the corners for answers, their questions weren't raised; I pick...

Unknown Angels by Nkwana Joshua

[tabby title="Poem"] this goes to heaven; the mist and clouds which send laudation to earth people reminding and remarking our souls that flower people exist to angels unknown of time; who lived in mother's bellies too short of life unseen...

Shielding by Nkwana Joshua

[tabby title="Poem"] I'm building shells on my beloved one's hearts hard laden steel sticks crossed on their chest shielding heartbreaks I'm building filters on their ears I'm eliminating cruelty from reach sword words and serpents' hiss I'm setting flames on...