Conspiring Visions

Two poems
by Dime Maziba
 
THE FALLING OF NIGHT
 
Night falls under
The streams of eyeballs
To trench flayed sky
Like a wild ghost of oceans
 
Like conspiring visions,
Anger of charred famine
Will die of scattered politician’s courage
With sorrel leaves of sahara
 
If only cedar beds could
Stumble on baying fire
And spurts bouquets of sun
We could wipe our salty tears
With handcuff of hope
 
I thought an amulet of beams
To breathe the spreading
Perfume of my people liberation
Monsieur priest,
Will this loaded strings
Of plastic beads
Glide my sun-clouding continent?
 
Exit or Exile?
 
After their lullaby
of electoral campaign
Liberation songs
will prevail the psalms.
 
The effigy of the dictator,
Wiping the toilet seats of poor people.
 
Why politicians do not
Differentiate exit and exile?
Do their spellings matter?
 
When it’s Arab Spring in Maghreb,
It is western winter in Panama.
Bank, frozen and Santa
becomes bogeyman.
All the toys will be under
The dazzling sun
 
Thank you dear God,
At least, the homeless in the West
Will find a roof.
 
—————–
Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Dime Maziba is a Pan-Africanist oratory,a poet, writer and activist. He is the author of FLAMES OF REVOLUTION, a forthcoming book which will be released soon.
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Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 17Numa.wordpress.com where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, and books can be found. He is a Best of the Net and three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Scott's poetry books include: Songs of a Dissident (Transcendent Zero Press, 2015), Chaos Songs (Weasel Press, 2016), Happy Hour Hallelujah (CTU Publishing, 2016), and Poison in Paradise (Alien Buddha Press, 2017). Scott is a member of The Southern Collective Experience; he also serves as an editor for Walking Is Still Honest Press, The Blue Mountain Review, The Peregrine Muse, and Novelmasters.

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