beyond grass-fields occupied by serpent snakes transcribe bluish black wounds, laminated; licks upon forgotten daze, pastors summersault over biblical hymns, praise exodus verse, while southern belle yearn Ivory Coast skin, an overshadow rises as false profits profit off backs of men who pave, blurred lines repeat as abstraction mimics unspoken testimonies, a furry of corrupted sources remain untapped, as street hustlers feed Uncle Sam’s tab, but momma is left with the bill, taxed; as the casket shuts on another lost brother’s soul.
Kofi Antwi is a writer of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. A graduate from St. Joseph’s College MFA Creative Writing program, Kofi works as an English professor at St John’s University and St. Joseph’s College. The prolific writer was born in Brooklyn and raised in Staten Island by parents of Ghanaian descent. Kofi is currently finalizing his first poetry chapbook.
This entry appeared in The Limits Issue