CHEW THE MAZE

Poetry by Ewoenam Akahoho

CHEW THE MAZE

 

your dilemma is deathless,

because you know what is right.

tread the path that gifts dodgy ballyhoos,

and you will inhale shame to catch your breath.

 

you can chew the maze,

without the confusion getting stuck in your teeth.

so when the guile of evil tongues come serenading your fragile heart,

dance to the sweetest melodies with disdain.

 

 

WATERPROOFING THESE PAGES

 

My ferry tales are drowning in this ravaging sea of tears,

and I am not sure which anchor can hold

to keep my truth and immortalize my fears.

My ferry tales are drowning in this ravaging sea of tears,

but posterity waves spare me some steady steers

as I waterproof these pages of a wretched life untold.

My ferry tales are drowning in this ravaging sea of tears,

and I am not sure which anchor can hold.

 

Bio

Ewoenam Akahoho is a recent graduate of the University of Ghana, where he studied B.A. Psychology and English. He is also a performance poet interested in all forms of art. His poetry was featured in The ninth issue of Mamba, Journal of African Haiku Network.

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