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A Non Linear Series of Embodiment by Abiodun Salako


Every morning, I break

the sky against my tongue.


let me tell you something about

language: some blank spaces

were born to remain blank.


I should confess why I love space:

in space, no one can hear you break.


faith is what remains

after the fire has turned to ashes.


at night, i discover i still have

the bite marks i asked God

to conceal under moonlight.


maybe someday, I'll look at my hands

and tell it hold something firmly.


I fall through my

body like catfish.


Abiodun Salako is a Nigerian Broadcaster, Copywriter, Post Apocalyptic Adam, and resident at sea. In his spare time, he daydreams of Eden. He believes poetry, willy-nilly, is the blood of the soul. His poems have appeared in Africanwriter, Dwartsonline, ThespeakingHeart, WriteNowLit LocalTrainMag and elsewhere. He writes from Lagos, Nigeria. Say hi to him on twitter @i_amseawater.

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