Nsisong Effiong

DevOps Engineer | Poet | Coffee Enthusiast

Feb 28, 2016

When you die

When you die, The world doesn't stop The bird who sang by your window Does not sing a mournful tune It's totally oblivious of its loss of audience The

Feb 21, 2016


Waiting is sad if you do not know what you are waiting for, worse still, if you realise too late that you were waiting for the train right after it leaves the station

Feb 14, 2016

Needful Things

Family To run to or run from but just enough to map, your personal piece of earth. Friends Who will not scare away your lurking shadow when the curtain closes. Happiness Self measured.

Feb 6, 2016

If I am in your heart

If I am in your heart, how come I do not I feel it. I figure I should be warm and tinkling over from all the furious pumping your heart has to do

Jan 31, 2016

The harmattan that felt different

January. The harmattan dust arrived like a virulent new strain of some long forgotten deadly virus. I got home one evening and it was just there, a thin film covering everything. Naturally, I

Jan 24, 2016

A failed exorcism...

I think about you a lot because you are always around me in the melody of the beautiful songs I listen to in a piece of poetry that strikes a chord Even when

Jan 9, 2016


Lavender. Her hair smelled like lavender. I promised I'd buy her a drink If she'd tell me her name. She smiled at me instead And I bought her drinks

Sep 5, 2015

Eket 1.0 : Small town problems

Almost anywhere you need to go in this town Is a fifty naira bike away through a network of small roads with regular speed bumps and mean looking potholes. From home to the

Sep 4, 2015

The good death

I do not know if there is a good death but I know there are bad ones the worst is when you don't see it coming one moment you are smiling

Sep 3, 2015

Eket 0.5

Here it rains on Mondays - right at the break of dawn on Sundays too, so we stay home. It rains on sad days, happy days and even on days when we wear