by Macmillan Anikulapo

The night circumvents into the sun
And spew to an unsparing gods;
Before the deluge comes in the noon
For a profound ocean blues

And there is an incantation in the wave
Becoming the reflection of the facade cloud,
Then it fleeces upon the shadow of
A tendril leaves to a burial rite.


Nobody dies without a significant—
Or is there a soul in the ephemeral of joy
Bliss with a cupid
Orchestrating the night birds in rhymes

Even as the night unfolds in drum
To the cedar crux of impending road,
Rough with grief and suddenly, we
Hear gun in the gauntlet of an orgy


And sometimes in the dew, satyr,
Comes with a throng and, it harvests
For a daunted memory to come
When the ecstasy shines with the
Silhouetted evening of orison

As the moon marries us
In a nebulous way so to refrain our
Thought with impressing praise
That tomorrow will die in our smitten sinew

Oh— Eledumare!


Although, night comes in Anikulapo’s crest
Proved obedient to their law: sacrificial lamps
Recumbent posture of an impulse needle
That takes a seamstress to my fit;
Then, I begin to plunge; deep in mindless
Trance, to give panegyric for the obstructed view
Of a fragmented moon to the ocean


Note – Èlédùmáré means God.

Published by Adekunle Writes

Adekunle is the author of a poetry collection, 'Arise Nigeria'. A young writer, Adekunle is a correspondent at Church Times Newspaper and Contributing Editor for Interviews at OPEN: Journal of Arts and Letters. He's the recipient of Daily Trust Newspaper's Poet of the week, January 2019. Follow me on Instagram on Adewunmi

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