Wild Child

By Stephen Emmanuel Ogboh

Stephen Emmanuel Ogboh
Mar 2 · 1 min read

you’ve been waiting
waiting for tomorrow
but it can’t come
for today is not pregnant
today is still young

you’ve been chasing
chasing headless shadows
but they themselves
don’t know where to go
you’re following ghosts
ghosts that follow those
who don’t know who to follow

...

you are lost, wild child
yes, I know you are lost
but don’t follow me
oh don’t you follow me
for am also lost


Stephen Emmanuel Ogboh is a Nigerian poet whose work has appeared in Tuck, Matador Review, Down in the Dirt, Chelsea Review, and elsewhere. Follow him on Twitter @Stephenecdotes. For more by Stephen and others, follow Fourth Wave.

Fourth Wave

Jamming the Frequency

Stephen Emmanuel Ogboh

Written by

Life is too big not to write about it

Fourth Wave

Jamming the Frequency

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade