Monthly Archives : June 2016

The Demon Who Lived In A Godforsaken Estate by Obinna Udenwe


Don’t ever imagine that the nights are safe… That within the darkness which envelops the earth at night, you could walk about without fear – dance in the moonlight, count the twinkling stars and listen to frogs croak and crickets chirp. Don’t ever imagine that – because you are human. There are spirits and then there are those that are…

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Smithereens by Inalegwu Omapada Alifa


I’m a collection of stories concatenating into a history of contradictions like the crimson sky becoming ashen as the period of daylight becomes nightly within twenty-four hours. I’m a flowing river pausing for the season of draughts, a sky unfolding in both sundown and sunup. I can be broken down into smithereens. I’m smithereens yet forever remaining an indissoluble human…

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Flash Fictions by Jason Mykl Snyman


The Drifter Dedicated to Shawn Booysen   The man beside me, he spoke in staccato sentences – as if his lips had forgotten the shape of words. He said he’d been walking a long time, with a hungry thumb stuck out into the road, grasping for the wind beside passing cars. With tired eyes he watched them move on and…

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Quetzal by Akor Emmanuel Oche


. Clad in verdure, singing to the sun, resting atop the mahogany branch. You whisper love to me. . Unwind this velvet feathers from your body. Unclad your being for me. . Let’s sing an accapella as moans sound us the drumbeat. Lets climax a note at ecstasy bar line. Palms to string, mouth to mouth(music), body to body(dance).  …

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Inamorata by Afolabi Boluwatife


Ìfé mi, You are poetry flowing between troubled fingers, a ray of sunlight on dark mornings, piercing shield unveiling emotions I thought were gone, speaking life into bony heart. Ìfé mi, If tables were to suddenly turn and you ever became something distant, something vague, like an old song whose lyrics I have forgotten, I swear it! by the gods-…

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Roadmap by Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau


they say stars are sojourners so I become a road; windows hang loose like street whores. eyes flashing through become twinkles in moody street— I walk my road searching for you in the palms of onlookers. I walk into vain — a house dead of moments — for stars that trek a road I become.       ****************** Adedayo…

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Storm by Jack Little


    ************************ Jack Little (b. 1987) is a British-Mexican poet, editor and translator based in Mexico City. He is the author of ‘Elsewhere’ (Eyewear, 2015) and is the founding editor of The Ofi Press: www.ofipress.com

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Wading by Angelica Fuse


let’s go in deeper than you thought see what happens when we reach up to the knee let’s dive into the mystery and see what becomes or else sit on the shore while others wallow.     ******************* Angelica Fuse is an unquiet voice. Her words can be read at Outlaw Poetry, Dead Snakes, and many other sites.

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Photography by Omoregie Osakpolor


      Omoregie Osakpolor is a social documentary photographer based in Lagos,Nigeria. He started photography during his service year in Lagos.He believes photography is a powerful tool which can be used to question and restructure society,and he hopes to use it to impact his world positively.

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Morning by Tom Montag


Such is the curve of her, it takes my breath away. I give her the moment. She rubs the magic lamp and gives it back. Such is the morning Day breaking, and we go where it wants.     ***************** Tom Montag is most recently the author of In This Place: Selected Poems 1982-2013.He is a contributing editor at Verse-Virtual.…

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Body Knowledge by Steve Klepetar


It was a year we lived through, a year of body knowledge, when trees shook with snow and everywhere footprints stamped on white surfaces, tiny brands burnt into patterns through the yard. Across the park, a woman shook her hair, opened her door and leapt onto the bare back of an icy wind. The river froze hard and cold and…

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