Category: Poems

Time flies

My bosom used to be his resting place My belly his hideaway   Time flies And with it blows away all that i was once to him   His babies [ … ]

Battle of words

Words…they can heal and they can repair as much as they can disease and destroy. The Bible says the tongue is a little fire. Fire can warm. And it can [ … ]


My kinsman, Of the tribe of greatness. How could you have forgotten Of the stories of long ago? Tales of our fathers-strong and brave, Odes to our mothers-graceful and proud, [ … ]

Morning can wait.

‘Maami!’ I call out to her. Her snores are my reply. ‘Iya ibeji!’ I say a little louder. If my mother were awake, I would be holding my enflamed cheeks [ … ]


I lost my faith by the waters of peace For of what use was faith when all was well I had no use for it and it had no use [ … ]


We crossed the desert Sailed the seas Rode the constellations Cruised the milky way Why was it the minute pond that felled us? Why was it that splash of water, [ … ]

Mo’ Dele

Mo’dele came home like the prodigal child Sores from all over the place on her body Scars I didn’t dare to question their source She came home and like the [ … ]

Dream snatchers

Last night I dreamed I was on a hill. Alone.¬†And yet I wasn’t lonely. The wind breathed in my ears and played with my hair. The sun warmed my skin. [ … ]