Four Poems – David Ishaya Osu

STORIES TOLD IN THE LOO

stories told in the loo
about earth
ideas
hiding on
the seaways
along our midriff
down
to our ballrooms
to where rainbow bubbles
break and where you
touch black and black
keys to raise pink clouds
bursting their bellybanks. dad,
stories told in the loo
are beautiful; can
you buy for me
the black and black keys to touch?
i want to live in a ballroom

 
PLAY
playing your cuntkeys
e to f
back to d
to g–a garden
doesn’t lack
a song doesn’t
lack a
listener knows
when the moon is
coming

 

 

 ZERO

fifty zeros. how old
is that black
box where we keep
our used pubic
hairs
ask
(ed)
a circle–a city
in search
of ice
cream

 
ANSWER

how do you
bear
talking with
out a song
in your
mouth
where you claim is your country
of residence?
 

 

David Ishaya Osu (b. 1991) is a Nigerian poet. His works have appeared in publications such as: The Kalahari Review, Ann Arbor Review, Watershed Review, Birmingham Arts Journal, Atlas Poetica: A Journal of World Tanka, among numerous others. David is a board member of Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation. He is obsessed about poems, pictures and plays, and is currently polishing his debut poetry book.

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