Old Ghosts

Nneoma Ike-Njoku

Old ghosts, who do not
mock songs of rot-shod Sokoto droughts,
long softly, lost, to lock moss on
cold rock, on
cold bogs to fox-trot, to
toss hollow sobs on robots tomorrow, to
hot-hop, to
drown shock-floods of Opobo ‘’hotdogs’’, to

drop off.

Nneoma Ike-Njoku is a Nigerian writer and freelance editor living in the United States. Her short fiction has appeared in Dovetales Literary Journal, The Naked Convos and Afrikana.ng. She is working on her first collection of short stories.