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Nigerian Novels by Tumello Motabola

[tabby title="Poem"] I know the quick thrill of a lovely dreamIt sets your heart in different places of hope at night:to long for sleep or perhaps never to wake at all.Imagine if those immuring trinkets around her neckwould shrink to...

Cigarette After Sex by Tumello Motabola

[tabby title="Poem"] Imagine if we never run out of drugsJust the two of uskissing in gentle blowsthe wind under our feet.Forever healed of love. [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Take me to Clifton Gachagua [tabbyending]

EVANESCENCE by Tumello Motabola

[tabby title="Poem"] For the nights I spent away from youI recall only an opus of beads that line your vaginaweaving my tongue into memory and nostalgia in my mouth.For those nights I dreamed of only being a dancer.We drank wine...

The Maiden’s Homecoming by Tumello Motabola

[tabby title="Poem"] “The maiden’s mail has arrived sweet Hun,quick! untie my apron!”The mistress here teaches us not to seeour hanging portraitswith a tilted head. She is collected nowin her stubbornly stuck napping braids;the future is often requested there, in the...

Fugitive by Tumello Motabola

[tabby title="Poem"] She dances like there is petroleum in her coxato random men in the street who want to buy her. I hide all my shameful habits in a crystal figurineI leave in the sitting room for strangers to see....