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I’ve lost contact with that world With it’s abnormal dimensions and Geometrical architecture that speaks The truth of an only. I now sing Shirk and think it wise when I dance to the “strangers” music and mingle Among the “commoners” wishes.   I pray to no direction and Act out no ablution. Woe be the compass and be burnt every ... Read More »

ABIKU (The withered fertility) By Mercy Oluwarinu

  Mama rues the days she bears me. Her tongue spits a burning fire, An antique dagger it remains In the heart of father.   In the wake of the sun she would curse her hidden stars. And in moon’s reign would praise the ancestral power Of the river goddess who smut her The wound of a withered fertility.   ... Read More »

WRATH (The Holy Satan) – Mercy Oluwarinu

The spirit woos around me. Echoing its chants to my ears; It preaches its scriptures, Vocalising its psalms. By praising the tri-gods; it tries to cage me in the sacrament Of its cursed cross. I spat at the face of spirituality, It’s powers I exhorted abominably as though an act of adultery. Then spirituality spoke fire. Alas! Ripped, the cross ... Read More »

Heathen – Mercy Oluwarinu

I place a swear on spirituality Using my scarred palm of sacred Prostitution. The sacred blood of my pagan palm That obstructs not nature from condemnation’s eyes, Places the cross in the bosom Of pleasure’s spell And forever it will dwell, on my nipple’s spot.   I place a swear on spirituality. May the sacrilege of my nudity Forever uphold ... Read More »

My arrest – Mercy Oluwarinu

I’d rip the cross of salvation to pieces Tearing its beads; the pillars to pieces I’d snatch salvation from the burning candle of incense And own it in hatred with my sharp tooth for blackness. I’d roll the balls of salvation with my tongue And clothe its bareness with saliva’s wrath I’d rape the cross of salvation till it rusts ... Read More »

Bonne Chance!

‘Tom, Dick and Harry found themselves far far away on an unknown island with an imminent war looming over their heads and only two years to prepare to survive the war. Each of them had just one ability. Tom had an eye for food and subsequently learned to cultivate, harvest, cook and preserve food. Dick was a handy man, he ... Read More »