Poem: Rhetorics by James Ademuyiwa


Have you ever tried

to retrace your steps on water,
and find your footpaths
in the dispatching ripples?
Have you ever tried
to feed your soul with the
spit you cast on others,
and be able to stand it?
Have you ever tried
to sing a song backwards,
and get same rhythms and meaning?
Have you ever tried
to walk in the directions
of a whirlwind,
and be freed from dust and stains?
Have you checked yourself
in the mirror,
and then find someone else
gazing back at you?
Have you?

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