Two tankas by Sayofunmi (Asteriqq) Soyewo


Unloved or lost?

Am I a nuisance?

Or just a person not loved.

Am I a failure?

Or just rejected by all,

Thrown away into darkness.

To rot.

Or, A piece on the board.

Left to rot in the shadows.

Where do I go?

Take a walk out of darkness?

Or fade away into naught.

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Pencilmarks and Scribbles Magazine was founded in 2017 by Clara Jack to be a home for African writers, asking them to come as they are and giving them room for growth. The publication aims to give back to the Nigerian Literary scene for the things it has given us.