The world was split into pieces leaving some with lack and the others with affluence there is a fine line between lack and affluence one part has the rich the other has the poor suffering. There is a sea called purgatory where we wish to cross to life on this sea, we have seen empty boats exposing bodies to suffocation, to dehydration, to exhaustion We are destitutes carrying hunger of yesteryears at our back and dreams of today, and tomorrow, and next on our hands. our first glimpse of the sea is now our last. How many boats were never spotted? How many bodies were never fished from the sea? This sea that hides many black bodies stench of human misery; of sweat, urine, vomit and blood and of pains, of lack, of torture. But out of the water, it’s easy to forget that the sea is a larger graveyard for the unknown. Bio ÓKÓLÍ STEPHEN NÓNSÓ is a poet and an essayist fromNigeria. He believes in the power of pen and the positivedifference it can make in our world. His poems have appeared inTuck Magazine, Praxis Magazine, Adelaide Literary Magazine(New York), the best of Africa, and elsewhere. He writes fromLagos, Nigeria. His poems come from the heart and a desire toshare words of joy and happiness. He believes that poetry can beused as a tool to solving societal ills.
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