Black Boy Review

Nocturnal Swots (by Nzube Ifechukwu)

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

craning, oil-sullied necks
contaminate eyes

sore pains seeping through knees
water-quench persistent blinks

knees sag
in lieu of lids

somnambulists rare
as iroko faggots

Day, your light
Night, a brighter light
prodding nature’s pupil

(Nzube is a Nigerian poet)

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