Guilt by Judekelvin Igbonekwu


For every speck in your eye –
I miss the plank in thine

I judge you on the basis of the grass you feed
Today –

And forgo the loaf to come
Tomorrow –

For every desert you
Thread – trekked – I smiled for your

I am the pope and the holy one and thine eyes
Gets the plank –

And I judge you – sinner – for the
Speck bile in your eyes –

For every speck in your eyes –

I’ll search mine and make it
A clear crystal of doubt –

And then –
I’ll judge you little –

For a man’s inadequacies are larger
Than life

I’ll judge you today – and take a seat
For a turn tomorrow –

©2019 Judekelvin Igbonekwu


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Judekelvin Igbonekwu hails from the Eastern part of Nigeria, Enugu State, and currently resides in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. As an emerging writer, Judekelvin  hopes to help change the landscape of African literature.  His works have been submitted in Rattle Magazine and also for the Brunel Africa poetry prize. He is currently working on a first novel titled” My Uncle’s Wife” that will be released at the end of 2019.


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