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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Hussain Ahmed is a Nigerian, a lover of arts and a welder of words. His poems are published/ forthcoming in Atlas poetica, Kalahari Review, African writer and elsewhere.

Hussain Ahmed


For a child bride

Her whine buried
Under hasty wedding songs
Her parent smiles

Unripe mangoes, plucked
Before rain, remains green
It spews sour juice

The air is quiet
We smile at the sky
Rain is coming