Sahara Blues IX by Ajise Vincent

“Tell them I was there when democracy
was defiled by horny men who wore
agbadas and babanrigas”

We laid our loins
On the surgical bed of justice,
Where diseases that bedevil decorum
Are meant to be doused with nays and yeas

They, our medicos,
Saw the nudity of our silence
And raped us like bitches
That have meandered astray.

Rape now a diagnosis.

We are now a conurbation
Pregnant with a bastard;
A gravid society experiencing
Persistent menstruation during gestation.

For the hymen of our grace
Has been ruptured by the notorious god of greed,
And the sacredness of our womb is no more.

We need therapy.

 Ajise Vincent is a Nigerian Poet. His poem “Song of a progeny” was a shortlisted poem at the Korea- Nigeria poetry feast, 2015. His works have been published in London grip magazine, Kalahari Review, Sakonfa literary magazine, African Writer, I Am Not A Silent Poet, Poetry pacific, Commonline Journal, Novel Afrique, Black Boy Review, Tuck Magazine and various anthologies. He is currently finishing up a major in Economics at the university.


Ajise Vincent is a Nigerian Poet. His poem “Song of a progeny” was a shortlisted poem at the Korea- Nigeria poetry feast, 2015. His works have been published in London grip magazine, Kalahari Review, Sakonfa literary magazine, African Writer, I Am Not A Silent Poet, Poetry pacific, Commonline Journal, Novel Afrique, Black Boy Review, Tuck Magazine and various anthologies. He is currently finishing up a major in Economics at the university.

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