Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

Rookie - 131 Points (16 January 1968 / Umuahia, Nigeria)

Dictator Poem by Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu


Dining and wining in chalice and
unfathomable china,
her throat swallows gold –
Lady Midas – who sat on domes
and saw ages in faceless waters,
reaping soils of exhaustion
and breaking sacrifices, chewing egg shells
and lightning the night...

Look, there’s a yolk in her throat!

Submitted: Friday, March 21, 2014
Edited: Friday, March 21, 2014
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Topic of this poem: Politics


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