APRIL POETS

APRIL POETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle Sex

By

Nana Fredua-Agyeman

 

 

Let this god create this gender,

A gender which neither would be man

Nor woman, and when this god

 

Has unified the left and the right,

Men would no more have to woo women

Only to love them or break their hearts

 

And there would no more be painful gestation

Nor its concomitant super-painful parturition

For we shall each, in tune, carry

 

Our Personal Incubators (PIs) like laptops

Where future babies would be created

According to our settings and satisfactions

 

And when this god has made this

Gender, there no more shall be

Penis envy, nor vagina shyness

 

 

 

Devolution

By

Nana Fredua-Agyeman

 

 

From that quintessential lamb

that multiple cell structure

formed within time’s womb,

our fractured minds

 

sailed through

blackholes and galaxies

timeframes and timelines

 

through stalactites

and stalagmites

of icy revolutions

 

through fractal rays

hidden within

ancestral catacombs

 

and then we are reborn:

 

a single-cell structure

with no mitochondria

to power our minds:

 

(Our inverted ontogeny

becomes the allegory of our being)

 

the consciousness

of our existence

perceived through

the lubs and dubs

in the heart of the city

and through:

 

Suicide Bombings

Missile Testing

God Killings.

 

In this Century

we are wiser by death.

 

13 thoughts on “APRIL POETS

  1. Beautiful work. Especially love these lines:

    “the go ahead and breathe
    it’s okay freedom
    found in this in-between time.”

    That’s one of my own favorite things about this time of day.

  2. Beth,
    These two poems are just a brief sampling of your extraordinary talent and mastery of words and imagery. You deserve recognition for your work and I’m glad it is happening. Wishing you continued success in your writing endeavors.

    Dennis

  3. Congratulations Emma…your poetry continues to life on strong wings…your words lead a natural rhythm, with delicate fingers sculpting the deep magic, the pleasure of life

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