Melanie Emikohe

Melanie Emikohe
Philippines
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1.
I Wait
Like an obedient child,
I wait. I wait.
Tomorrow, will you?
At a friend's party.
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2.
Ungrateful Bastard
a monkey on a leash
knuckle-walking on a pole
flashed me a buddy face
so I tossed him a banana.
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3.
Restraint
He is all about subtleties -
Half smiles, off-whites on cinco de mayo;
He gets around with restraint,
A sneaky shadow in a crowd!
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4.
Hurt
Time has never been this slow..
Each second, I get crushed -
If only that when I wake up
I've already served a tnousand sleeps!
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5.
Today
Today, I marry my eccentricity.
I am done tiptoeing!
To fit in and ravish the same fruit,
Got me bewildered. Oh, insecurity!
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The real Truth- - - - 09 August 2018
This POLLUTION is Mrs JUDITH ELIZABETH BLATHERWICK AGED 54 old hag- - - - - - -
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Angela Barker 13 September 2007
Soft and subtle, strong and fierce -her poetry leads me in delightful circles, leaving me dizzy, drunk and sated.
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Goldy Locks 05 November 2006
I only dance with women with visions, and Melanie Agua - aquacious female poet - has one. keep raising the bar. thump the divide. your saucy subdued wit is not going unnoticed. sjg x
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