Richards Tanimonure

Biography: Tanimonure Richards Adewale is a poet from Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, the homeland of the great poet, Wole Soyinka. He is a two times top 20 finalist of the BPPC Poetry contest in the year 2022. He has been published in anthologies such as Healing Hands, Beauty Of Failures, A Country Of Broken Boys and many more. He is a Teacher and Home Parent at Thames Valley College, Likosi-Sagamu, Ogun State. He can be reached on 234 913 080 5564 or

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Richards Tanimonure
Monday 30 October 2023


cube and anna -

sky of gaga

thoughts and tongues

of a rainfall. 

very heavy smoke;

see its strong billow

muscling its cash power

stark upon the globe.

rugs and carpets laying

of big boys spree spraying;

you don't have the heart,

die! or better still, faint quick!

money is the earth;

earth is the money;

the two you must have

or else just shut lips!

but then what's the fire

burning smoke this strong?

pure burn of heaven

or secrets deep, long?

times are the wide eyes

of money parade;

vanities on errand

to push rats on race.

hustle for the money

bustle for the fame;

take the shortest shown route,

arrive 'bang!' so great.

money is double mouth

and twice shown of eyes;

hear it twice and louder;

see it deep and wide. 

money is the earth;

earth is the money.

both are six, half dozen

of how you think it. 

cube and anna -

rainfall of these words.

let it water wisdom;

let it grow....... full stop.


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