My Heart Screams in Gold Plaited Pharynx

My heart screams in gold plaited pharynx

In helios of doggedly striking cymbals

Steeply giving in to exotic cries

Of the ghastly deflowered flora of the deltas

In muted slit of moaning fiona

Opobo; Gbaramatu; Brass; Okrika:

How many more ruptured landscapes

are my outcry partners

In this spectrum of brutality

Sinking into mutilating tools

Of crude oil explorations.

For them, my heart has continually screamed

In gold plaited pharynx

–Eddie Awusi

Eddie is a Nigerian writer of Isoko extraction. He graduated from the prestigious Delta state university, Abraka, in 2007, where, he got a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Literature. He has been published in Dissident Voice, The Australian Times, Tuck Magazine and other numerous magazines and anthologies. The pen and paper are his playmates.

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