Each time we go to war, We make love to destruction & Bring beauty to its knees...

Jide Badmus, Cliche

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Jide Badmus is an electrical engineer, a poet inspired by beauty and destruction; he believes that things in ruins were once beautiful. He is the author of There is a Storm in my Head , Scripture, and Paper Planes in the Rain; curator of Vowels Under Duress; Coffee; and Today, I Choose Joy anthologies. Badmus explores themes around sensuality and healing. He writes from Lagos, Nigeria

Works

The Psychology of Power

There’s one god, and its name is power… Dean Koontz (The Night Window).

The Vacuum

The sirens jolted you back to life — light had just been restored. For a minute you could not...

Daddy’s Breasts

Nora, at a few months old, was fascinated with my breasts—probably wondering why...

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