Queer, tender, ecstatic like lovemaking,
her warm breath brew flames between my thighs
extinguishing my consciousness before the wake of dawn.
I am a monster, she’s a scum
(so they say) –
two lovers of the same gender.
Generations before our fathers –
custodians of our culture called it a taboo
virtuous women ain’t indorsed to indulge.
Mother wishes it away,
says it’s a smear, an out-of-date prank
to tarnish her daughter’s repute.
Neighbors murmur to explain the inexplicable –
“Nature created them, Eve,
Nurture made her Adam.”
I’ve become acquainted with public opinion –
my punishment is HELLFIRE they swear, but
the sermon on the pulpit is clear – “JUDGE NOT!”
If you’re straight, why care?
Let God whom your presumptuousness tag an illiterate
yet, your vain-glory call a righteous judge, be my arbiter.
A fortnight today,they will rationalize their actions –‘Keeping the Peace’and forget what they did. There was no CLAMP DOWN! A fortnight today,their victims would still reminisce;their ordeal they’ll pass on fromfather to child, from siblings to neighbors. There was a CLAMP DOWN! A fortnight today,how quickly Propaganda will rewrite historysay it once, say it again […]
Nothing works against the successof a scheme so much as a wish to makeit wholly secured n’ sure to succeed.Such an attempt requires many men,much time and very favorable conditions;these heighten the risk of being discovered –how daring, how O dangerous!Yes, Conspiracy has a human heart –cold n’ calculating, fearsome n’ fearful – most unscrupulous. […]
Helter-skelter in the cityThe mall strangely in disarray –Smashed windows, ransacked shelves. Citizen: “Liberty! Liberty is in town. It’s a protest!”Government: “No, no, Citizen! Be on your guard!Law and Order now cower at your feet, too timid to act.” Soldiers, to the street! Forward march!Load fresh bullets in your gunsOff the safety catch, pull the […]
By the tollgate at Lekki, by the roadsidefar from the comforts of our loved oneseased from the day-to-day tasks we abidethere we sat in anguish n’ anger – agitated. Placards we brought with us –a solace to our heavy hearts,a plead to the world to hearbut soon we found we’ve upset our censors. With resentment, […]
The will to power destroys the power to will.The weapon made, we cannot help but use it;it drags us with its own momentum still. The power to kill compounds the need to kill.Grown out of hand, the heart cannot refuse it;the will to power undoes the power to will. Though as we strike we cry […]