Seduction isn’t making someone do what they don’t want to do. Seduction is enticing someone into doing what they secretly want to do already.

Ediye Series || Let Me Caress You With My Eyes

Ediye Series: Let Me Caress You With My Eyes whenever i look you in the eyei see a ray of sunshinestreaming down on mewith joy and laughterbut there’s more that I’m after let me caress you with my eyes,ediye mmi whenever i let my fingers wanderdown south your country sideyou glow resplendenceand welcome my prying […]

Let Me Love You

Let Me Love You let me love you while I can, for tomorrow I may not remain and I cease to feel the same let me love you while the stars still twinkle even behind a sky of utmost darkness, and my cup of coffee still ripple at the drop of a cube of sweetness […]

Ediye Series: Lovers And Louvres

Ediye Series: Lovers And Louvres ediye mmi, if our love is a window we’d be louvres we’d open and closeopen… i’d be open to your corrections of love so that the rays of light would stream into my darkest parts because, like vampires, my weakness cannot withstand the light of love you’d be receptive, taking […]


her lips tastes like coffee it’s in how the taste of coffee lingers on my lips whenever she pouts, that draw me into her tulipslike a butterfly craving nectar it’s in how she holds my hands, whenever mine clasps hers,her long ebony fingersnestled in the fair warmth of mine,that makes us blend like milk dropsin […]

Ediye Series (I): Ediye Mmi | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 358: EDIYE MMI (MY BEAUTIFUL ONE) Ediye mmi  ató ke idim áwere ake duk inyang  (from the river you’re flowing to the sea) emptying yourself into me like the river to the sea drawing me deeper still into the wetness of your arms Ediye mmi I am the fire and you’re the candlestick I […]

Uto m | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 336: UTO M Uto m,I sometimes see a simple dream,in which you are my valentine,[the one I never had]It’s crazier, I know, than it may seem,I just wish I could make you mine Uto m,I think about you all day and night,alseep or awake, busy or at ease,thoughts of you is my lifeline,I do […]

Sweetness | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

SWEETNESSI want to write our tomorrow together.I want to look at the skyand see just two starsblinking gleefullyon our merged soul. I want to write our tomorrow togetherin a single letterto the love struck.In it I’ll tell tales of trust and honestyof unity in diversityof rivers Niger and Benue meeting at the confluenceto kiss division […]

Prima Donna | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 277: PRIMA DONNA Not a wastrel existing for the sake of itnor another beauty thing for sickly-sweet tonguesto mime and rhyme about, behind noisy beats.You’re my prima donna. Not another pawn in the game of genders,nor a witty clown talking funny, walking funny,you’re distinct, dear ladyYou’re my prima donna. I daresay how my thought […]

Dear Lady | Spoken Words

Dear Lady, look how your smiles tear down my defense walls. You make me stand and stare like a Chinese doll. Click link below to watch the spoken word video on YouTube 😊 https://youtu.be/evAIxR0UgKM #Pengician #SSA

We’ve Got Tonight | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 226: WE’VE GOT TONIGHTstars in the skybats gliding swiftlyand in your eyesbegins eternitywe’ve got tonight, girlspeak not of tomorrow crop top and bum short, hairy chest and biceps,two racing hearts dancing to lustrewe’ve got tonight, girlwho needs tomorrow? blues melody crawl out of the speakerstingling our ears, wiggling waist and dangling willywe’ve got tonight, […]

I Love Your Too Much | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 197: I LOVE YOUR TOO MUCH (Pidgin English) Dem tell me sey make I no try am Sey you no be my type. Sey your shakara e too much Me I love your too much. ‘Shoot your shot’ na my mantra As I fire na so I trap am Nne your green light no […]

The Rhythm Of Love | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 193: THE RHYTHM OF LOVE Like music miles away,  she’s loud yet soft,  breezing in with the winds carrying on her wings melodies of kisses. Like a moaning trombone,  she’s brassy yet romantic,  caressing my eardrums with a melodious note. Like the eerie sound of a flute,  she’s spooky yet rhythmic. Tootle-too tootle-too her […]

Love Like Magic | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

LOVE LIKE MAGIC  If you had been where I have been in the clouds called nine, you’ll tell in alien tongues why I’m deeply in love. If you had seen what I have seen, you would not laugh at love. You would not wonder why I fall for her every enticement. The spell… In my […]

Ashes And Smoke – Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 151: ASHES AND SMOKE Gather around me like fireworks and let our lips strike one against the other like stones to make fire. Let’s intertwine as the flame go wild. Let our hearts swish by like the wind and feed this inferno down our torso with oxygen, your flame with mine, to form a […]

This Is Us – Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 148: THIS IS US This is us, an aroma of tender flora, a fine blend of coffee black, a spatter of beautiful hues, a canvas of shades of black. a story set in sweetness, a twin star in the sky dark. a neatly knitted web of souls, a symphony of hearts. a splash of […]

Galaxies In Your Eyes – Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 147: GALAXIES IN YOUR EYES What is pleasure? My lady inquired.I locked fingers with hers and with the tongue of many waterswhispered these into her lips about the galaxies: Pleasure is staring at the stars hard and longUntil I floats in your eyes all night long. Pleasure is holding the moon in my armsCaressing […]

Floating – Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 146: FLOATING Sometimes I feel like a piece of lead dropped in the ocean Sinking to rise no more Other times I feel like the Titanic riding on ocean waves  but a hole of flaws  bored by their quest for faults leaves me sinking to rise no more. But tonight, I feel like I’m […]

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