Sada Malumfashi

 

Petrocalypse

 

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

 

Beep!

 

A final distant light

Of a luminescent revolver

Recoils, to total

darkness

 

Lifeless shadow

Of a first target

Dissolves in mists of

Petrocalypse…

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 www.sadaoverall.blogspot.com and you can connect with him on Twitter via his handle @SerOverall.

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Deep Water Literary Journal

2015 - Issue 2 - August

 

 

Welcome

 

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)

Descend

 

S.E. Gale (Australia)

The Reliquary

 

Gary Glauber (USA)

In Philippa’s Hands

Invention

Jeremiad

 

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)

Eurydice

 

Sada Malumfashi (Nigeria)

Petrocalypse

 

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)

bind

bind.

 

Heather Mydosh (USA)

Unsaleable

 

Caleb J. Oakes (USA)

Extended Forms of Hunger

Frown For Me

 

David O’Neill (Ireland)

Decisions in the Dark Room

 

Rachel C. Peters (USA)

Heroin

 

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)

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