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Kobus Moolman

Four Poems

Kobus Moolman
         

At night
the mountain is a silence
hunkered between
absence and feeling;


Richard Ugbede Ali

5 Poems

Richard Ugbede Ali
       

I sketch the lines of your face
And feel the contours of what youíve seen
Now that your flower is full unfurled
And merely awaits a withering

 

Chiedu Ezeanah

Chiedu Ezeanah
 
 
Speeches bearded
And clean-shaven
Pound the air everywhere.
 
So much pathetic data,
Such a plethora of eggheads;
So much dearth of sense.

Anton Krueger
Anton Krueger
 

white guys canít beg,
they havenít learnt the ropes yet.
you see them standing at the robots,
their signs limp in hand,
looking stolidly ahead
while the zimbabweans work the crowd

   

 

 

   

The United States of Amnesia

Esiaba Irobi
Esiaba Irobi
     
your words
And the memory of that afternoon glistens
like the skin of a snake gliding across the road

Olajumoke Verissimo
Retrospection

Olajumoke Verissimo

I am the memory
of Sierra Leone
serial loan of enchanted bitterness
of Liberia
lying burials of ailing serenity
of Sudan
sudating hunger and impaired righteousness.


               
David Chislett

Four Poems

David Chislett

I can pore over
Encyclopedias
Or check the meaning of what I saw
In dictionaries
Doesn't change what I thought then
No matter what I understand now


             
Amatoritsero Ede
Globetrotter
Amatoritsero Ede
   
   


where all colours meet
a rainbow democracy
       signals spring

  in affairs of state
  our liberal estate
            weathers a conservative thaw

 
                     
 
   

 

 

   

Hunger&Work; Jimmy Rage

Hunger & Work.  Jimmy Rage
     
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