CONFRONTING THE PAST HELPS DRAW THE POISON 

By: Ojo Taiye

Ojo Taiye is a young Nigerian who uses poetry as a handy tool to write his frustration with society.

Everything ages to amnesia

Leaving a convenient myth

We struggle to hold

The scab breaks

History becomes tensed

As truth goes transparent

The scars lived

Underneath our bed

At night—in the morning

When the policeman stops

And searches for me   

For my torn name

For my family’s grief

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