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Five Settings by Akachi Obijiaku

19 Apr 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Fabrice Poussin


I have five settings


In the morning,

When I rise and my face falls to glorify my maker


In the afternoon,

When I lose all orientation, and question the purpose of my existence


In the evening,

When I covet my blissful neighbours as they laugh and share Pimm’s below me


In the dead of night,

When I remind myself that I am invincible and the world is my oyster


And at the break of dawn,

When I smell the air right before it pollutes and am convinced that I couldn’t care less about being alone

About the author: 

Akachi Obijiaku is a new Nigerian poet, with works forthcoming or appearing in Meniscus Literary Journal, The Basil O’Flaherty, Rising Phoenix Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, and Sentinel Literary Quarterly. She emigrated to England four years ago and is currently completing a master’s degree at King’s College London.

Art: Fabrice Poussin

In the artist’s words:

Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and dozens of other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review and more than 300 other publications.

Poussin is adviser for The Chimes, the Shorter University award winning poetry and arts publication. His writing and photography have been published in print, including Kestrel, Symposium, La Pensee Universelle, Paris, and more than 300 other art and literature magazines in the United States and abroad.  

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