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The room is full but the silence is deafening; the room is full but the silence deafens me. I am in your arms but the warmth freezes me I feel your touch yet loneliness is a friend of me. The room is full but the silence deafens me; the room is full but the silence […]

Onwu emeh onwu za Abazi As a little boy, my paternal grandmother gave me a pet name. Being given a pet name or an alias or even called after an older family member is quite common where I come from. The name was in my tribal dialect and just did not sound nice or cool […]

I think of my teacher I make more than her but she gave me the foundation so she’s got more than me. My father and mother on their shoulders I stand making me look taller I could have been a dwarf. My partner whose affection decided,with me, to share I’ll be poorer in company if […]

He caressed my breast in dark nights When lovers legitimately unite To express unworded emotions That failed them during the day. The smell of his skin made me long Like the aroma of my mother’s food Made me hungry instantly. I wanted him, I wanted more So I invited him again To the dance in […]

I understand support from those times it felt like the ground underneath me wasn’t holding and no one could hear me scream; so when I see your outstretched hands, just know, my brother I’ll do all I can to pull you through. I have felt loneliness from some of the coldest nights ever lived walking […]