My Angel

I know of an angel,
Her footsteps make my butterflies rise like BP.

I know of an angel,
Her wings are canal and on it she bears mortals;
Reincarnating monsters back to humans.

I know of an angel,
Whose other name is Ajoke.

At her voice, my wounded soul heals in an instant, just like noodles.
But the meaning of her name scares me from the reality of possible, multiple suitors.

Angels on a rampage,
Demons on rampage
Only you, my mandate
Ajoke mi; the beautiful Corper.

If only I could soar,
Fly and rise…
I’d build a skyscraper

Where I’d lift you forever.


© Adekunle Adewunmi

Model: Bukola Akinsola

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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