I was born in Calabar, Nigeria and lived, among other places, in Egypt and England before settling near Boulder, Colorado with my wife and four children. I'm a computer engineer by trade, but poetry is my passion. My chapbook, Ndewo, Colorado is a Colorado Book Award Winner. In my spare time I snowboard, coach and play soccer, and train in American Kenpo. I am also an editor at Kin Poetry Journal. A selection of my poems was included in the Best New African Poets 2015 anthology.
for Sharon Auberle
Yours is crow-foot journey, from claw to snap-beak,
Coddling nest-egg stanza by Caw! for Cheep! Cheep!
Till the weather sweeps up, lighting clean through:
Peace told at line's end.
Thought I was going...
"Not to be?" there's the question,
My swerve leaves me in between
Sea and rock, tripped the cliff's edge...
for Deb Weller
Lime upon honey,
With Himalayan rock salt
Over spooned ginger
The tongue on receipt, Agni–
Sacred whip-crack at chakras.
©2016 Uche Ogbuji