The Christmas Pup

Christmas Eve night, Santa spotted below a small form huddled on new-fallen snow; and though his journey was just under way, he ordered the reindeer to land his sleigh. As soon as it touched down, out with a bound, he ran to the figure hunched on the ground. Kneeling beside […]

Christmas

Steely sky seeps soft snowflakes gathering like a gown on green grass untouched, virgin, bright white Animal paw prints appear, pathway across, birds beaks seek suet balls birdsong greets our ears, joyful Late sunrise darkens days, waking hard early sunset evenings are warmed by flickering flames of hearth fires Church […]

People’s Approval

Born and raised in a wired clan Where what to do lay silently On people’s table… Grew up to a larger clan Where what to say rest boldly On people’s mouth… Looking beyond the sea I saw an age mate who lives Freely like a bird in the forest. And […]

Abiku (By J.P Clark)

Coming and going these several seasons, Do stay out on the baobab tree, Follow where you please your kindred spirits If indoors is not enough for you. True, it leaks through the thatch Where floods brim the banks, And the bats and the owls Often tear in at night through […]