Chukuemeka Akpe

Rookie (January 02,1962 / Lagos, Nigeria)

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Jews’ Ennui Still Universe’s Savior

Judas staked his life for pittance in avarice
Joisted on a beam for derision and dishonor
Juxtaposed with thieves to corrupt his piety
Javelin taunts ribbed him of water and blood
Jesse’s root wrenched with pincers of hatred.

Earmarked eons before time as divine offering
Earnestly walked the path to the kindled altar
Entreaties of allies forsaken with wisdom of old
Echelons of religion stacked charges in unison
Effusions of loathing drowning all compassion.

Stripped of the robe of dignity for worthless wit
Striped for empty offences to fill ...

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Sots Of Sorts

filing out of night shelters
converge at sheds all over town
to imbibe morning elixirs,
night tales exchanged with raucous laughter.
Now inured to shame,
amble along to collect day’s takings.

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