• Adjei Agyei-Baah

    borrowed book
    I bring Bashō
    to my garden

  • Adjei Agyei-Baah

    my son asks
    if heaven could catch fire

    Frogpond #42.2 - 2019

  • Adjei Agyei-Baah

    pavement mat
    the beggar throws a party
    with pigeons


    crows and hawks
    swoop amid traffic


  • Adjei Agyei-Baah

    dawn rumble
    the moon rolling
    on a train

    Cattails  October 2020

  • Agyei-Baah, Adjei


    shadows emerging out of silhouette summer shade


    rain after rain the rhythm I locked myself in


    the road not taken thin ice


  • Agyei-Baah, Adjei

    morning mosaic
    the splash droppings
    of rafter birds   

    behind the beaver's bridge
    a floating moon
    b a r r e d 

    morning rush...
    in the lead car's back window
    a zoo of toys  

    village abattoir—
    vultures arriving early
    before the kill

    noon heat
    the blacksmith
    making fireflies

    his shoulder pad
    of snow


  • Agyei-Baah, Adjei

    waking up
    from a beer booze —
    this pee without end


    my delight
    in his drunken state
    pocket coins for candy


    the boldness
    to dare God in his sanctuary
    chewing gum & blasting balloons

  • Agyei-Baah, Adjei

    a party
    before the farmer’s party –

    Cattails April 2018

  • Corona Chronicles

    moment of silence—
    a cockerel constant call
    thru the neighborhood

    community screening
    neighborhood mistakes our van
    for bread distribution

    pandemic lockdown
    neighbourhood refuse swells up
    in lager bottles

    pandemic stories
    friend's landlord increases rent
    on losing his job

    fearing my beloved wife
    after contact tracing

  • Justice Joseph Prah

    city mountain
    gathering and gathering
    rejected goods


    village massacre
    in a dead baby's hand


  • Justice Joseph Prah

    winter after war
    burnt out houses fall
    snow on snow


    temple bell tolls
    coming from within
    a resting butterfly

  • Prah, Justice Joseph 

    moon trapping
    my daughter widens
    the puddle size


    in a sleeping child's palm
    stolen coin

  • Probing the Night

    moonlit night
    the heavy breast
    of a child prostitute

    caught in my headlight
    the prostitute lifts
    her middle finger

    low cut dress
    the aged prostitute reveals
    youthful legs

    a crucifix between
    the prostitute's breast
    distant temple bells

    evening rain...
    the prostitutes' fire
    dying out