February 20, 2015 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION




Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah





When the calabash of a drunkard breaks
he shall not rescind the fallen of his drink
to the gathering of itchy ants
whose thirsty throats cannot beget the savor of its mints.


The drunk,
of his addiction would continually make merry from the pot that brewed the wine
and contaminate infant tongues and crawling minds
with the belief in death and notion of forgetfulness.


He would say,
“let us not work
for tomorrow is for the fool who believes in it”


satisfaction and addiction
is as contagious as an adulteress lust.












Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah was born in Ghana, in December 1984. Michael is an avid poet whose poems have been translated into other languages including Greek, Croatian and Polish. His work has been widely published in anthologies and several prominent international journals. Michael was awarded the Kostis Palamis prize for poetry as well as possessing an honorary diploma in poetry (Greece 2011). In 2012 Michael was awarded the prestigious National Youth Achievers Award (NYAA) in Ghana.

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