It took only months for the goal obtained tender age children with cheeks tear-stained. The White House man feels satisfaction creating the child and parent fraction. Put them on the floor, be careful to not hold, the room is clean, hardly any mold. Chain link walls rise from cement floor, no curled razor wire, who … Continue reading American Tender-Age Detention Center
I put my cigarette out in a dish, on the table. Grinding out my frustration, my contempt. Commercials of dads in polos playing catch with kids. Everywhere: on TV, on FB, on Twitter. I throw my phone into the wall. I light another cigarette, sucking in my angst, blowing out my rage. Father’s Day. The … Continue reading Father’s Day
A poem about the saddening and depressing state I find myself in anytime I think about my country. HOME: Let me speak of this This self I am My skin, my origin For life has a tale of me Black blood formed Formed to make me In a land where we are lost I find … Continue reading A Voice from Nigeria
Choices The light-brown Mourning Dove pecked at the kernel of cracked corn. Fat with grain, she hobbled, still eating. Springtime and eggs are coming. She waddles and pecks, driven by instinct. The only thing more powerful than the need to eat, is the need to nest. She ;picks up a single bristle from an old … Continue reading Manic Monday
Roses are red. Violets are blue. Two inane observations suck as poetry.
Emmanuel Idaago Odogo: Lagos, Nigeria Poetry is my thing. It lets me express myself in the most creatively captivating way. In poetry, every word is heavily pregnant, and can be beautifully understood in different ways; even in ways different from the poet's, but equally beautiful. As a poet, I can express myself and still be my … Continue reading Emmanuel Idaago Odogo
BY DOROTHY PARKER Razors pain you; Rivers are damp; Acids stain you; And drugs cause cramp. Guns aren’t lawful; Nooses give; Gas smells awful; You might as well live. _____________________ Dorothy Parker, “Resumé” from The Portable Dorothy Parker, edited by Brendan Gill. Copyright 1926, 1928 and renewed 1954, © 1956 by Dorothy Parker. Reprinted with the permission of … Continue reading Manic Monday: Resumé