Throb

In a daze From your eyes emanate a storm My chest is throbbing; I’m in a daze Stop for a moment to observe Uncanny Tossed around by the waves, me Within the storm is tranquility of mind I revel in the irony Sensations of another kind materialize with every touch As I hold your hand…

Yorùbá Deities and the Bible

Èshù: a name generally rebuked by all of Christian faith. Rightfully so, I must add. Why is that? Because Èshù is the Devil or Satan according to the Yorùbá translation of the Bible. S. A. Crowther, who was responsible for the translation around the mid nineteenth century, chose Èshù to be the Yorùbá equivalent of…

Despondence

Rufus sat in the chair at the back of the class, as he had become accustomed. To compound the misery, he was shortsighted, which made his decision to sit at the back even more bewildering. He would struggle to see what Mr. Tamuno scribbled on the board, but then give up after a while. While…

The Music…

‎Through these narrow canals do your melodies wriggle With each pluck comes the boon of levitation Vision peers through seamed eyelids Liberated by your bondage I’ve felt my pores teeming with your zest I’ve seen my heart peeking through my vest You bask in infinite mystery as you do I trek across dimensions on your…

Fear of the Unknown

I woke up to the ramblings of my mom. Or should I say the ramblings of my mom woke me up. It was around 7 in the morning. She barged into my room only to find me rubbing my eyes and stretching my lanky frame. She was quick to berate me for sleeping for way…

The Illusionist

They come to me every night, these dreams My recollection as vivid as it gets I bite on my upper lip and brace myself for another episode Last night we tried some raw oysters You took me by the hand at intervals drawing me closer only to whisper vague obscenity coupled with lecherous expressions For…

2005

He stations himself right in front of the rear guard. The centreback behind him to his right receives a pass from the goalkeeper. He readies himself. A pass in his direction is imminent. As anticipated, the pass comes. He traps the ball, then looks up to assess his options. He sees the wide forward on…

Idongesit

The more I try to recall, the farther away it drifts. Trying to hold on to the memory of a dream has always been a battle for me; a battle I lose too often. True that I have had my fair share of dreams that I don’t regret forgetting the details (nobody wants to recall…