Poetry

‘Book of the face’ and other poems by Victor Azubike

By: Victor Azubike

Book of the face

Book of the face
Hook
Of the first chapter
Albums
Selfies
Year book
Of college years
Phases
Vignettes
Montages
Of scenic landscapes
Of places visited
Cafes
Malls
Airport lounges
Stratospheres
Up close
Portraits
Of
Demure looks
Furrows
Grimace
Visages
Of high fliers
Gourmets
Of a cook
Post cards
Of distant lands
Idyllic villages
Make believe
Smokescreen
Playback
Face of the book
Defaced
Dog-eared copy
Lustre
Of the paperback
With the
Epigraph
And
Epitaph
All in resonance.

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Twitterature

Mini-saga
Dribble and
The Drabble
Of word count
Six word memoir
Micro fiction
Intellection
Susurration
Of persuasion
Savage replies
Reposts
Of ripostes
Tweets are
Chants
Of a songbird
A startled sparrow
A baby
In the morning
Morphing into a fulmination
By evening.

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Millennials

Honeyed words
Comfort zones
Comfortless planes
Old wine
In new bottles
New wine
In old bottles
Statuses
Stratifications
Scatology
Eschatology
Science
Of last things
Humour
Dry wits
Sexts
Texts
Chats
Darts
Snapchats
Grams
Of glam
In the instant
Skype is hype
A type
Of pipe dream
The Swipe of a finger
Deletes all memories

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Victor Azubike is a Nigerian writer and lawyer whose short fiction and poetry have been published by the Literary Yard, Africanwriter.com, Voicesnet and Fictionmagazine(Romance Genre). He was long-listed for the Online Writing Tips(OWT) Prize For Short Fiction 2018. He currently lives with his wife and daughter In Abuja the Federal Capital territory of Nigeria.

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