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Food Prices
by Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

They rise and fall
With the madness of seasons
They harden and decay
According to the wretchedness of harvests
Wars and stumbling markets harm them
They are like waking and slumbering
Sunrise and sunset
The palpitation of the heart
Rise . . .
Fall . . .

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Careless Moments
by Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

I should have grinned when morning came
Atop posts of gaping day, with lunatics
Humming dirges of a broken world.

I remained glued to my gloom.
Rising from the pit of hell, I held
Concupiscent cats hostage.

The course of their waning speed of flight
Harmed my precisions.

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Lockdown
by Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

The world came together as one —
Or rather, acted as one, like in the
Days of Noah, in the first lockdown
Following the first pandemic of flooding.

There was the smell of a virus.
Thick and heavy, it held the lungs hostage.
There was a confraternal mass, and between heaven and hell
An iota of odour, bigger than the sinking sun, hung in the stratus


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Stillbirth (Memories of 1987)
by Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

Within my own axis,
It did not slant
It did not drizzle.
The void shunned the grey clouds.
Lightning was rare.
Thunder turned mute.
Leaf-tops shook with the sleepiness of
Shameless drunks, casting ghoulish shades,
Causing affrays among wild species.
Rivulets rippled in hunger and in thirst,

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Rage of the Season
by Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

Behold the white rage in the voice of
this thunder of
this January rain

Peer well through the window;
you shall see the fatted rage that wakes up
the somnambulist

The rage is distant but distinct,
escorted by bits of frozen clouds

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Recent Hard times Poems
Food Prices
by Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

They rise and fall
With the madness of seasons
They harden and decay
According to the wretchedness of harvests
Wars and stumbling markets harm them
They are like waking and slumbering
Sunrise and sunset
The palpitation of the heart
Rise . . .
Fall . . .

......

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Lockdown
by Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

The world came together as one —
Or rather, acted as one, like in the
Days of Noah, in the first lockdown
Following the first pandemic of flooding.

There was the smell of a virus.
Thick and heavy, it held the lungs hostage.
There was a confraternal mass, and between heaven and hell
An iota of odour, bigger than the sinking sun, hung in the stratus


......

Continue reading
Careless Moments
by Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

I should have grinned when morning came
Atop posts of gaping day, with lunatics
Humming dirges of a broken world.

I remained glued to my gloom.
Rising from the pit of hell, I held
Concupiscent cats hostage.

The course of their waning speed of flight
Harmed my precisions.

......

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Nightshift
by Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

My breath is heavy from the clannish dusts
Inhaled at midnight when the clock strikes late
With the tone of severe darkness.
I hasten to the atmosphere of languor,
Capturing the scene of the rise of harlots protesting
The breach of wayward contracts.
Theirs is a shift so late and confraternal that owls
Wince loudly from hate.
Mirrors I glimpse at show images of blackened
Eyelids, strife, and the silhouette of drained saliva.

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Rage of the Season
by Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

Behold the white rage in the voice of
this thunder of
this January rain

Peer well through the window;
you shall see the fatted rage that wakes up
the somnambulist

The rage is distant but distinct,
escorted by bits of frozen clouds

......

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