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JUMOKE VERISSIMO

Jumoke Verissimo lives in Lagos, Nigeria. She has published her works in The Guardian, Ashes and Diamonds, and AIA link. She works as a sub-editor with farafina-online, in Nigeria.

 

 

 

DUPLICATE

 

Traces
of you
now couch
-ed somewhere in my colon,


everyday.

Leaving
incorporeal trace
floating, meandering, swimming
into my sanity,
-exit-

 

You left.
then came back to
live the marks you left here,
in my head and on my feature
Iím you.

 

 

SENSUOUS

 

this one tingle,
this strange stroke,
this spine-tingling gestures
this touch.
that reminds me of reasons
I should rip what I hate, slow
                                    -ly

 


DIVORCE

 

we parted,
we met,
we parted,
we met,
we parted
we met,
and melted in memories.

 


LOVE BITS

 

Glass splinters scattered on the floor
Several images mirrored in fragments,
Every part of a whole, in a pieces hold,
Whilst searching for the Self in a broken fold.

 

 

MEMORIES

 

I mourn for the gambol smile,
the gambols smile?
         smile!
     smile?
ethched in my heart stolen from my mind.

 

 

HOPE-LESS

 

The time is 9.00am, and itís another day ended
I see nothing but blackness in the brightness,
       The sun is so-so-so dark.

 

 

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