Death of Truce by Ajise Vincent

now that the………goddess of peace – Eirene
has been nailed to the nadir of the Eiffel tower
& loki now drinks blood of mortals at the kvell of tinder
can we still say we are one?

now that doors of cemeteries have been flung open in Syria
by demons excreting old wives’ tale
& beaks of bald vultures now revere skulls of fallen dreams
can we still say we are one?

now that the Sahara belches forth corpses
at the behest of inane gods wrapped under turbans of religion
can we still say we are one?…….Can we?

BIOGRAPHY
Ajise Vincent is a Nigerian Poet. His poem “Song of a Progeny” was a shortlisted poem at the Korea-Nigeria Poetry feast, 2015. His works have been published in London-grip magazine, Eureka, Kalahari Review, Sakonfa literary Magazine, AfricanWriter, Indian periodical, Jalada Africa, Harbinger Asylum and various literary outlets.

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