November 1, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Lisa Kristine



Kofi Acquah



“The Eve” is a poem from Kofi Acquah’s debut poetry collection dubbed; “Sound of the Tsetse Drum”. It depicts the life of some men who follow their lustful shadows into the traps of women. A little drop of emotional feel in them turns to be a luck, according to their white-but-oiled conscience. Thus, lose their belts and begin making footprints onto the street to dry that emotional feel in the thighs of their assumed enticing prey. However, a quick realization of this acts of men by the ‘good life distorter’ compels its presentation of impersonated beings in the form of ladies with endowed qualities as expected of men at their disposal. Then, they easily lure and finally make men prisoners towards a troubled living henceforward.





The Eve



a dark heart beats

body lust unleashes

body parts leave


eve brings its eve

to the street


she is weird

she is hilly

she is a dangling eve


she is a pit prison

they are pit prisoners



the eyes

are intoxicated—


the earth

is poisoned










Kofi Acquah

Kofi Acquah is an SHS graduate, writer (poet, author and novelist) from the central region of Ghana. He is a certificate holder of the 2015 American Poetry Marathon. Having received media attention from the likes of Cape 93.3 FM-Ghana, Fifthwall Radio, Florida-USA, Tuck Magazine, Lunaris Review-Nigeria, The Poets Without Limits Magazine-USA, bestnewpoems.com, poemhunter.com, stageafrik.com etc., he is also a co-author of “PALM LEAVES” (a poetry collection published by Forte Publishing in Thailand, Liberia & Alexandria). “Sound of the Tsetse Drum” is his debut poetry collection. Kofi’s creative works set for publishing include, “Behind Shaded Voices” (poetry collection), “Kyenkyen S??S??” (a novel) among others. He serves as a performance coach in the Afro-poetry movement, The Village Thinkers, Cape Coast-Ghana.

1 Comment

  1. r soos November 01, at 08:30

    Interesting to see an introduction to a poem, and fascinating that the introduction is as poetic as the poem. Sucked me in as a reader - sneaky, excellent work!


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