Shadows do not live to tell the stories
songs do not grow from rotten souls
Some minds are moons with the colour of a quiet night
the cloud is a home to darkness & a stillbirth light
I wear the faith of a man peering into the dusk for dawn . Dreams are empty houses begging for fills of songs & pictures & furniture & colours & gadgets…
You pray for life to become a woman that’s flexible enough to dance to your flirts. You want to walk into a city barefooted?
Do you fucking think all streets are clean &…?
Some streets are filled with broken bottles, others – mobbers hungry. Ready to watch you look at your own body in stillness.
This poem is a sketch of how boys drown in lack of clues. That surrounds an heaven that looks too easy to reach
Nothing remains. Just this body
“She told me i still live in her heart “
For the first time i swum in a sea of reality. The depth is filled with darkness. a part of me hides behind curtains in poems like a bird dogging the hunter’s stones
I hide in the thighs of love . In the eye of scriptures. I hide in sleeps that do not knock me out into the open –
The street of my mind is littered with the dust of people murdered with handshakes & hugs
fear lodges in every corner of my heart – Darkness over stays / eats part of the Dawn into her belly – the streetlights here reflects the shadows of boys like me caught in the webs of unhealthy dreams. Cooked in a pot of greediness. Eaten with a mouth of covetousness & Washed down the stomach of time by injustice.
Nothing remains in me today. Just the darkness in my heart where I hide the things I can’t face. & the scars of this body burying me six feet deep –
I run into myself to wake my dreams. But i end up each time hiding in songs & the clothes sadness throws at me.
About The Author
Adeyeye James Oluwatobi is an
Electrical /Electronics Engineer and a poet. He explores the intersection
between human conditions and faith in his works. He was listed among the
top 100 poets for the 2019 Nigerian Students Poetry Prize. His works have
featured & forthcoming in many anthologies and journals like librero
magazine, Eskimo among others