Yoruba. Poet. Writer. Feminist. I can be reached on Twitter @yorubasnflwr. 📩: Omotoyosisalami00@gmail.com
In Òwu, the city gates are on fire / there is a monster beneath our famous red soil / hoisting our king’s palace with its shoulders / the ancient crown…
I wake to my mother’s face
contorted in prayer.
crisis and god
we aren't naive enough to expect to experience peace
in a land where even our parents before us
did not witness it.
and some prayers are…