April 13, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION


Joseph Taylor






Is it pepper’s fault

or the lizard’s?

You have such beautiful skin

Playing to chameleon’s tits

Once mama told me

Under the dry skin

of mama’s boot


Why do you plant under

the rings of the air

When members of the gate sit hunting for deers

In the empty kabasack


I recall

under the dry statements

Of a dying wish

Just one more chance

And I will sit back to realize all my mistakes

In the boots of the dying cockcroch…











I was told mama was here

And they ate from her bowl

Stripping her bamboo skin


Abeiku :

I can recall that

Strange sound

That trumpet under

mama’s pillow wall


There they come effascinating

Mama’s heart feels at rest

But broken glasses pinch my buttose








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Joseph Taylor (Abeiku Taylor)

Is a student of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana; studying Bsc Geography and Regional Planning. He was born and bred in Mankessim, C/R. As a young gentleman, seeking redress to the contentions of life and healing the world through poetry is what his ink, objective, energy and ability stand for. Being a paragon of wisdom, Abeiku’s works have not seized to receiving attention on radio stations like ATL FM, 100.5 and in prominent magazines like “The Observer”. As a member of one of the fastest rising poetry brand in Ghana “The Village Thinkers”, he mounts platforms with fantastic performances and leaves his audience in awe.


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