shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Valentine Okolo is a poet, a filmmaker, and a social activist and his work has been featured in publications such as: Apogee Journal, Origins Journal and other places.

Valentine Okolo



Night-watchman of the city,
he who drowns sleep
is in the mood to comprehend
that the beginning of rainbows
is where the rivers end.
The loneliness of light bulbs
cannot be compared
to the cold care which is found
in a lab filled with radioactive isotopes.
Batwings may string upside down, oblivious
of day-nocturnal-man, witness
to the disintegration of meteors.
May even take a slice off the moon
to see if it is truly made of green cheese,
the gutless desire of a fish out of the deep.