Fiction

Desolate

By: Victor Azubike

Effigies;
Turquoise skies;
Twin rainbows:
Faint
And prominent.
Sunny afternoons;
Solitary
Telecom masts;
Derelict school Buildings;
Desolate
And barricaded
Filling stations;
Down and out
Folks
Eking out a living.

Crescents;
Intersections;
Hemmed in;
At Wits’ end.
City’s square
Crowded
By lonely seats-
Open spaces
And
Shrill
Silences
Waiting for the next
Spectacular event,
Solemn oath taking
With the holy books
Or traditional gun salute.

Fleeting seconds:
Lazy afternoon
Like a moneyed car
Driven by
With an L sign.
The squat
Of a restless flaneur
Biding for time;
The
look of
an unflinching eye.
Distant horizons;
A bland sphere
With nothing else to see
Save the
Evidences of a past
Rainfall
Collection
On the tarmac,
An empty ink,
A blank parchment- a Forgotten dream.

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Victor Azubike is a Nigerian Writer and Lawyer whose Short Fiction and Poetry have been published by the Literaryyard, Africanwriter.com, FictionMagazines(Romance) and Voicesnet. He was long-listed for the Online Writing Tips Prize For Short Fiction 2018. He currently lives with his wife and two daughters in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria.

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