headlong by Hauwa Shafii Nuhu

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Last updated on October 27th, 2017 at 04:20 pm

headlong

 

finally,

i pause the prolonged humming in my veins

-all things must align with this silence

 

i gather grapevines bloodying their lengths;

the ones whose voices are rooted in

the daunting, familiar, yet unfamiliar;

ways my heart has come to keep you like a word given

 

i gather them all and keep in a pile,

 

then walk headlong into the uncertain slope of you

 

HAUWA SHAFII NUHU.

Creative works (literature, art and culture) emerging from Nigeria.

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