January 4, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Success Akpojotor




China’s Jerusalem



There’s a Jerusalem in the Far East

From whence a lyric is like yeast:


Take down Jesus

Take down the cross

Put up the new Messiah

No more Ramadan

Look up to the Chinese stew


Not Jesus

Not Dalai Lama

Not Falun Gong

No more Eid-el-feasts


Look up to the almighty communist

Char the holy papyri

Curse Falun Gong


Or your kidney



Will become stew for the Diet

Welcome to China’s Jerusalem






Success Akpojotor

Success Akpojotor, born in Benin City, writes poetry, prose, and theatre. A graduate of the University of Benin’s Department of History and an Ambassador appointed by the Fundación César Egido Serrano, Madrid, his work has been published widely online and in print in newsprint and magazines including Nigerian Observer, Poets Reading The News, Heavy Feather Review, and Wax Poetry and Art, and has been anthologized in Lou Lit Review: The Literary Journal at Louisburg College, Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing, Best New African Poets 2017 Anthology, and Mounting The Moon: Queer Nigerian Poems. @sadavidia.

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