The Turtle

The little boy stared at the pond the clear water he saw the fishes swimming the turtle lay dormant at the bottom   He licked his lolly the rainbow colored treat scrumptious and sweet he looked into the pond the fish were gone   the turtle looked at the boy “Why have you no bread?”…

Murder on the Train

Chug a chug a chug a Chug a chug a Choo choo The whistle sounded The train rolled along The coal pouring in The smoke coming out The train pierced the cold wind like a knife in the dark Then the conductor heard a scream and a gunshot He ran through the carriages until he saw him…

The Monkey’s Tail

It was dark, and the earth quaked. The ground was cracked The Monkey’s tail was severed blood rushed from the hole   I lifted it by the scruff of the neck it shrieked I cast it to the ground in horror it clawed at my legs I cut its throat with my dagger   Under…

The Harlot under the Bridge

The harlot under the bridge Offered herself to me We made love Under the bridge As the homeless men watched I remember how she moaned And how the fish in the river Came to watch To this day I have always kept fish as pets

The Day My Father Died

Rain, pitter pattering along the roof My father In his armchair, his men surrounding him They were dressed in black, holding ak-47’s While my father was sweating, They remained perfectly calm and cool Then, The signal came A flare, Shot from the woods, Over the lake The red flame, Disrupting the calm morning, Bringing it…

Paint for Me, Elephant

Paint for Me, Elephant Use your strong trunk to stroke with the brush spread the paint across the canvas, and spread democratic values across the globe   Paint me a world where there are two genders where firearms are aplenty where Christ rules where everyone stands for the National Anthem   Strong Elephant, do what…

The Refugee that Comes at Night

It was a night like any other I walked back from the brothel My loins were calm and satisfied I got into a carriage Right after buying a newspaper It read “12,000 REFUGEES ARRIVING TODAY!” I thought of Africa And what the Witchdoctor had said to me that night The wind howled The carriage stopped outside my…