VANESSA

Gentlemanly me lay upside down; Content, dreamless, not being a clown. But then Vanessa came into town And well, trouble became of my crown. Vanny got an apartment downtown, Got two labia dogs from Mrs. Browne. If you pass, you must frown. If you don’t, you must drown. I let grasses grow at my door,…

Soliloquy III

While in school I was king; At my door lasses would sing, But now that only memories ring, Even the homely refuses to cling. I hear not the ticking of clock, Long enough alone in my block, Write and read, evening on a walk, Still unsung, no dame would knock I cannot love two at…

LUCY, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

Oh yes! Caesars have offered their daughters, but I was never like those busters. Pharaohs have invited me to dine so that a princess would be mine. They would march in nine to twist and whine, but I’ve suspected, marrying an Egyptian isn’t at all my line. So I went to my mother’s town, but…

Soliloquy

Town folks, at my door gather. Man called lord, people be happy! Dirty indoor, outside the bather. Join the queue, now be snappy. Bricks face the harsh weathers, Babies coo indifferently over milk; Roof better not lose its feathers, Else the doom of silver silk. Money is time’s friend, Time is money’s mother; Money happens,…

A MAN

Night dreams, morning dreams! Babyish, child-like, a man seems! Touches provoking genital streams! Eyes of man, banjo beams! Blind eyes on fleshy mounds Stir protrusion in clothed grounds, And silky homes turn battlegrounds, Oh no, oh yes, several rounds. Where I love I last not, Beatrice begs I lick her pot. Feelings absent, I shoot…

September Twenty-Nine

September 29, 2011. I rose from the bed at 8 o’ clock. I did not sleep in my house, so I had to hurry back to my block. I found my landlord eating the oranges his children always loved to pluck, and several bags of them were being loaded on a truck. They offered me…

My Resolution

Unto my past, bravery had put me up to look. Good ol’days when while I snored mum would cook, and after eating I would grab nothing but a book. Oh when with a female I shared no hook! But all the glee, soon enough, time would crook, sadly, pressed into the nook. When Kemisola dragged…

How Often

How often we say Do not be afraid of the unknown Yet in tiger’s claws is the pay You bleed but not necessarily by it shone. How often we say Hard work brings profit So we sweat all through the day But our path’s not by it lit. How often we say Light’s at the…

here I am

Here I am With a heartful of love Hi beauty, my name is Sam! But I get cold feet when you flaunt your curve Here I am Dreaming of us in Vegas Your arm in my arm In nice dress, partying with regals But here I am It was just a dream Damn! Never as I…

Foreign School Bitch

I know your father is rich, your mother’s a witch, and you the daughter, you’re a bad ass bitch. First Class from Greenwich, good professors to teach, never gàrí, never kúlí, your own is sandwich. I looked at you I liked you, who cares for your niche? But you looked at me, all you saw…

He

He lays me bare, Loosen the clips to me, Yet wants me fair, He’s a fool to me. He has no money, Makes love to me, Pregnancy won’t be funny, He should ask Tumi. Can he loosen the clips Oh God, and still keep me fair? Can he fall for my hips Oh God, and…

Bed Mumbo-Jumbo

She hates to be gone, She was never here. Along her way waiting is John, All godly and shit, devil’s heir. I knew it was not right But it was never wrong. Clothed candy, smile so bright, Every bell in me head being rung. And the first day it seemed foggy; The two talkers hitting…