Degenerate by Frank Njugi

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The schism between a full-blown avalanche of
permissiveness & my whimsical use of expletives

-as a form of sanctification, is like the mayhem of
one remaining from the rubbles of seeing everything

from the lens of obsession. & I am a slore
for silver foxes that take my body to be nothing more

than the need for dainty chuckles, the decorative
-mosaics for humans who love at breakneck pace.

I have always known the sombreness of men who
vitiate a skin of its ember; the pillars of melancholy…

Frank Njugi is a Kenyan Writer, Page poet and freelance Culture Journalist living in Nairobi. Some of his accolades include; being A Sondeka Award nominee 2023, longlisted for the Akachi Chukwuemeka Prize for literature 2023, shortlisted for the Ibua Journal continental Call 2022 and a finalist in the Kikwetu Journal flash fiction prize 2022. He has had work Previously featured/forthcoming in platforms such as The Standard Kenya Newspaper, Afrocritik, 20.35 Africa, Africanwriter magazine, TvoTribe, Roi Feineant press, Konya Shamrusmi and many others. He currently serves in the editorial team of Salamander Ink Magazine – a platform that showcases Literary art expressionism and culture & he tweets as @franknjugi….

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