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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.

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.