Category Archives: elections

we the people

this is a line not to cross, but to stand in & circles to shade with ink interesting how all this acid this mud we have been ducking or throwing how all this shouting leads to one moment of speech … Continue reading

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the babalawo says so (election math)

the babalawo says so. the Opele & Ikin have spoken fate on his tray. he has heard & told it– his palm nuts & divination chains are never wrong until they are & even then it must be the god … Continue reading

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fast talk

the flips & turns those tongues curl to shape words/hit a spin leave me reeling & dazzled– that’s why talk is cheap. it is fast & shiny & does not wear well; quickly-sewn  seams  split under pressure. rhetoric twists perception … Continue reading

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