Sada Malumfashi




The once wailing church

Now whispers

midnight Hallelujahs


Here on a wooden bench

Blinking chargers drink

Vampires of power


Beep, beep, beep


A bleeding face reflects

On the blinking red

Of a distrait signal mast




A final distant light

Of a luminescent revolver

Recoils, to total



Lifeless shadow

Of a first target

Dissolves in mists of


Sada Malumfashi was born and lives in Kaduna, Nigeria. He is a practicing pharmacist by training and an emerging poet, as well as an aspiring writer. His works have been published or are forthcoming in The Kalahari Review, among others. He was among the participants that graced the First Northern Nigerian Writers Summit in 2007. Sada dabbles with words a lot but still dispenses more pharmaceuticals. He hopes one day both words and drugs will strike a beautiful balance. He blogs his random thoughts at and you can connect with him on Twitter via his handle @SerOverall.



Deep Water Literary Journal

2015 - Issue 2 - August





Elizabeth Bodien (USA)

All Souls' Night


Chanel Brenner (USA)

Back at the El Encanto Twenty Years Later


Claire Vogel Camargo (USA)

Touching the Edge of Darkness


Saddiq Dzukogi (Nigeria)



S.E. Gale (Australia)

The Reliquary


Gary Glauber (USA)

In Philippa’s Hands




Clare Hepworth-Wain (England)

To mark her passing


Strider Marcus Jones (England)

The Two Saltimbanques


Robert S. King (USA)

Inside a Photograph

The Ghosts of Machu Picchu


Steve Klepetar (USA)

almost from the first

If It Comes to That


Ron. Lavalette (USA)



Sada Malumfashi (Nigeria)



Rasmenia Massoud (France)

Ghosts in My Skin

Open Mike Night


Catfish McDaris (USA)

Gone Amazon

Soldier Blues


Pat J Mullan (Ireland)

Mother Perfection


Christine Murray (Ireland)




Heather Mydosh (USA)



Caleb J. Oakes (USA)

Extended Forms of Hunger

Frown For Me


David O’Neill (Ireland)

Decisions in the Dark Room


Rachel C. Peters (USA)



Mark Antony Rossi (USA)

This Ancient City

Transatlantic Transfiguration


Walter Ruhlmann (France)

Distorted Echo

The Lips of the Wolf


John Saunders (Ireland)

Murphy is Out for the Summer


Terry Savoie (USA)

Buttermilk Poem


Larry Schug (USA)

As If We Were Not Brothers


Pepper Swell (USA)

Cold Fury


The Man in the Black Pyjamas (Ireland)