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Emerge teal—
Bile and honey—
Fading—tinting canvas
On bleak minds, mine
Especially
With laughter in crimsons,
Ecstasy blue….

paint me white
On black, yours.

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Emerge
From rheumy tunes
Under neem blues—
Lest
We are immersed in a tang
Our breath fret,
Searing—

My tongue
Hollow
And cherry-sized
In colorful decay
With the moon
A witness
To a putrefaction.

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About the Author:

IMG_20161204_165241Victor Ugwu (20) was born in Onitsha, but writes from Minna, both in Nigeria. He is also on Facebook (@Victor Veon Ugwu). His works have appeared in the Ebedi Review, ANA Review, Praxis, Dwartonline, and The Kalahari Review among others. He is the author of RHYTHMS, a poetry collection.