Poem of the week -Bleeding By Angela Chidinma

Time differential,

sprawl on the inflatable bed amidst chores 

Not knowing how the thief breaks through those ports, 

a fearsome knots of gelatinous substance 

Marking X on calendars 

an inconvenience to all preconceived 

engagements,

you slip back to the first day of visitation

there were no knocks 

just a cold slither of liquid 

and the blood that trailed your toes,

a shawl towed your scampering 

you sat like a kitten in contact with a fox 

then the school bell rings,

this curdled wool of red solution 

intercepting your gait

a reign of entropy in your soul

till you flung the sweater at home 

and your mother welcomes you to the 

a hub of womanhood and spelt the perils of being caught off guards or a boy crossing in between legs;

she patted your back and served you something hot with chillies and soursop 

the night wore and your father still barked orders at you unaware of your pain

you curled on your bed and wish the pain will grind to still and after so many days,

you bore the pain with anticipations,

a prepared bowl for tears and a seared heart to welcome the raucous pangs. 

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Read More

ERNIS (LONTSI CLÉMENCE) WINS PRIX VOIX D’AFRIQUES

Comme une reine by Ernis (Lontsi Clémence) was declared the winner of Prix Voix d’Afriques 2022 on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

Meet Onyeka Nwelue – The Founder Of The James Currey Society, Oxford University.

Onyeka Nwelue is an Academic Visitor at the African Studies Centre, University of Oxford. His UK debut, The Strangers...

Romeo Oriogun, Author of “Nomad” wins the 2022 Nigeria Prize for Literature

Romeo Oriogun, a Nigerian poet and essayist, has won the 2022 Nigeria...

Recent

FABIENNE KANOR WINS THE AIDOO-SNYDER BOOK PRIZE 2022

Fabienne Kanor’s HUMUS (University of Virginia Press, 2020) is the winner of the Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize 2022. Véronique Tadjo and Tjawangwa...

AFRITONDO SHORT STORY PRIZE

CALL 2023 Photo: Osman Rana THEME This year, we want...

TRAVELOGUE – THE TRAIN TO PADDINGTON – BY WALE OKEDIRAN

Breakfast at the Hall of Wadham College, Oxford University, UK was a routine meeting place for many of the delegates to the...