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Nigerian Poetry: Maurijuana by Michael Chiedoziem Chukwudera

Nigerian Poetry Maurijuana by Michael Chiedoziem Chukwudera kikiotolu


I mixed the dry leaves
Rolled them into the rizla
And I put the lighter to the paper
At first kiss
I saw that madness was a genius
There is a paradise in craze
As I ascended to the moon
Looking down on the earth
And the stars were my neighborhood

At second kiss
I felt my heart drumming
Beats and suctioning songs
From the flow in my vein
As I followed the flow
And read the rhythms
I was one with myself

At third kiss
Sorrow was lost
Without a trace
As though it ran out through
Feet that left no prints
I felt the ecstasy in a life
That seemed like the
Vocal harmonies in the reggae song
From this headphone

After several subsequent kisses
Of the wrap,
I saw the bliss in orgasmed senses

If this is how marijuana drives crazy
Never again do I want to be in my senses.

By Chiedoziem Chukwudera

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