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Deprived | A Poem by Tola Ijalusi

Power has been arrested
By the National Police
Whose hands have electrifying authority.
They have ceased the light
Light of a nation
Light of life
But I owe
Zilch to them,
They are just officers.

The trick stars owe me
They owe me everything,
Everyone everything.

I will chase them,
Soon nemesis shall


Tola Ijalusi is a native of Ado Ekiti, and resides in Ibadan,
Nigeria. He has had his poems published on PIN Quarterly Journal, Tuck Magazine, Literary Vox, Words Rhymes and Rhythm, and was featured in the 2015 31 Days of Poetry on EGC Creativity.

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