a man wakes into life & fills children with the unsolved worries of his ancestors; he
begins with chameleoning metaphors as irony ― say how living instead of dying, is
a man dies in the morning & people say to his grave goodnight. how people don't sing in
their service of song―
how the day starts at night & thinks itself as God's proposition, witnesses light &
darkness. how justice only happens in a poem instead of a democracy. how when
a library dies by fire, knowledge blooms in its glowing flames. how an amen in church
can't call a miracle.
here, a black boy is not shot dead by the police, but he heaves the worries of his
ancestors as the prologue in his biography.
Paul Chuks (He/Him) is a Nigerian poet, writer and song writer studying at the University of Benin, Edo state, Nigeria. He has appeared in superstition review, Streetcakemag, Cypress, kalaharireview, neurological, Afritondo, The Remnant Archive and was recently shortlisted for The49thstreet's poetry contest. When Chuks is not reading or writing(songs), he's criticising the hiphop game or he's mimicking Michael Jackson.
Uncovered logs from the distant past and the future beyond.