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Home knows every nook, held your hand as you broke  and gave way to crannies.  Home has sickle for walking stick,  builds an excuse around your glassiness- says he’s scared of tripping and landing  on one of those jagged edges of yours. * Waves of distrust cascaded over his loyalty- he gives no hint that …

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​​OF DAYS THAT NEVER MADE IT INTO A WEEK 

What does it mean for one to be free? Is it to have the necessary armor for driving through life at the speed one wishes without the fear of crashing? Or it has nothing to do with being armed, but everything with never needing one because it is immunity against whatever missiles life shoots one’s way? 

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BLACKOUT 

Hello guys, here’s the link to my first post on Medium. It’s pretty short and sweet. Enjoy your reading.  😉 https://medium.com/@e2d720cf62de/edd814d526f

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A Mosaic of Torn Places | Read the New Diverse Anthology of Young Nigerian Writers | Brittle Paper

http://brittlepaper.com/2017/05/mosaic-torn-places-read-anthology-young-nigerian-writers/

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BLOATED 

​ Cut. Some hoarse voice soused in fatigue, I anticipate its saying it. This scene I didn’t rehearse before acting, these lines I read out of a slipping-into-numbness-where in my head.   They’ve forgotten about a break. Well I need a break. Whoever they -director- are. I don’t remember our agreement on terms of work, …

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MIRAGE 

​​ You will look for me everywhere- places I can’t be reached- because everywhere is only where your eyes can behold, but I am everywhere, like air, and beyond these wheres, and like air your eyes can’t behold me. Your eyes will take on searchlight for lens, your body rubbing against luminescence to hitch a …

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GLE 2017

                                                     * I am at the park. Inside the bus I will travel to Lagos in, there is a couple at the front seat; the only passengers. There is a …

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SIFTED MEMORIES 

​ JAN’17 I wrote nothing about living 2016 at the end of the year because I would be too overwhelmed to finish whatever piece I started out to write. But if I had made it past few paragraphs, certain entries would have taken seats amidst the introspective sentences: “I felt guilt in its unrefined form, …

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WE NEED NEW NAMES- THE REVIEW.

After the first two pages of We need new names, I thought it was speculative fiction; that Darling and her friends were inhabitants of this surreal world called Paradise, and they could fly to Budapest chanting Vasco da Gama. I thought these kids with awkward names were actual birds. I’m abashed. Jumping into conclusions has …

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NO SURPRISES

​ It amazes me how one could smile and cry simultaneously. This completely discordant outburst of emotions is happening to me  right now; something that happens often enough to pass for norm. Most times, people cry and smile at the same time when they are overwhelmed with joy; walking into a beautiful surprise that had …

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