versace winter coat by Oppong Clifford Benjamin
apart from my scars
you’re the only thing on my skin
that tells my true story too.
because every demon likes a pound of his flesh
i want to keep a piece of you in my wardrobe
that i may run into you
after bathing each day
and wear you,
the only cloth i want to ever have.
©2018 Oppong Clifford Benjamin
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Oppong Clifford Benjamin is a civil engineer by profession and award-winning poet. His poems have appeared in KWEE magazine in Liberia, the Portor Portor (an anthology which featured six contemporary poets and six established poets across the world), Brittle paper, WRR, Ghana Writes Literary Journal, the UK poetry library. In 2013, WRR poetry in Nigeria honoured Clifford as the Ghana Poet of the year. Clifford has read his poems in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Russia. He has authored a collection of short stories titled The Virgin Mother and other short stories, published by Forte Publishing house in Monrovia, Liberia.