The ruffled hair, yes!! that is it
what he was waiting for
Pick your pen…

Its block, its black, all gloom but not yet doom
Rise up…

The current is strong, the tide is sweeping
the leaf is caught between rocks its still hanging
Hold on…

The milk is spilled,its now hiss then tears
but the cup fell sideways
there is still hope for tea
Go on…

He cuss and screams,its red eye then black
she swears and stabs and then its dark
before then
Walk away…

There is light and then its out
but you saw a blade & a rope then the door just bolts
Reach out…

Its you, its me
mr machete, mr thug
but they are always US
its handshake at night & smiles
Be wise…

Its dripping through a hole
don’t buy a glue buy a screw
Fix it….

You are up the rungs, the zenith is clearer
he is down below,you are getting mad
he isn’t slow he’s caught in the mud
Don’t leave…

Its flash and glam
the life is rosy but at what price
we see the now but not the end
Look again…


Daniel Tsado: “I am from Niger state, Nigeria. I am a graduate of polymer chemistry and also have a masters in analytical chemistry from federal university of technology minna, niger state.poetry is my passion.”

Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn. He is a sculptor, painter, writer, book dealer, photographer and teacher. His work has been seen in numerous group shows both in the USA and Europe and he has had 9 one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum,The Albright-Knox Art Gallery & The Allen Memorial Art Museum. Since 2006 His paintings, drawings, photographs and collages have been published in over 230 on line and print magazines. He has received three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two Creative Artists Public Service Grant (CAPS), two Pollock-Krasner grants, two Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grants and, in 2010, he received a grant from Artists’ Fellowship Inc. in 2017 & 2018 he received the Brooklyn Arts Council SU-CASA artist-in-residence grant.