BlackLos Angeles Post-Examiner

Black

Black marks, blacks scars 

Lines that are tributes to the stars
Reoccuring phrases call for mercy
The blank eyes remain thirsty
Joined hands are keepers of the doors
The remains of the vision are on the floor


About the author

Tokoni Uti

Tokoni grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and developed an interest in literature from an early age and began writing at the age of 10. Tokoni attended the International School of the University of Lagos and is currently at Bowen University, Nigeria studying Accounting. Tokoni is a novelist and poet and has previously written for the Huffington Post, Portsmouth Daily Times, Space Bar magazine, San Diego Free Press, Op-ed news, Collective Lifestyle Media, Grilslife.com, The Brooklyn Reader and Los Angeles Free Press. Her interests include languages, mythology and art.‎ Contact the author.
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