February 2, 2016

Three Poems By Ajise Vincent: "Story Story", "Metamorphosis", "Why?"

Ajise Vincent is a Nigerian Poet. His poem “Song of a Progeny” was a shortlisted poem at the Korea- Nigeria Poetry feast, 2015. His works have been published in London grip magazine, Kalahari Review, Sakonfa literary magazine, AfricanWriter, Indian periodical, I Am Not a Silent Poet, Afrikana ng, Poetry Pacific, The Poet Community,  Whispers,  Commonline Journal, Novel Afrique, Black Boy Review, Tuck Magazine and various literary outlets. He is currently finishing up a major in Economics at the University

Woman IVJ FEB 2016 Vincent


with culinary grandeur,
he seasoned you
with spices of promises.

Parboiled you briskly
on the cooker
of his affection.

His mouth sheds saliva
like a spring
anytime he perceives the aroma of your person.

Gear up woman,
fraternize amicably with his taste buds
in character, appearance and candour.

Lest he tastes your flaw
and spits you
into the dustbin of avoidance. 


Let me
spring from
the recess
of your soul
like a plant
towards the
of sunlight.
Let me cohabit
with the chlorophyll
of your passion,
candour; person,
till our amity
a photosynthesis
of forever after.


How many years
Did you sip from the citadel of sapience?
That you have decided
Not to take life’s demeanor by the horn

When you returned,
We magnified the ascension of your glory;
We even danced to beats
Eulogizing the dominion of your name. Solidarism.
But now that
Dominoes scare away
The omphalos of our finances

And bankruptcy threatens
The grace of our household

You just sit here daily, unperturbed,
Swiping the screen of your iPhone


 ~Ajise Vincent
 Lagos, Nigeria

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