What Does My Country Do With this Wall? │ Shedrack Opeyemi Akanbi │ Poetry


My country is on the move
But her legs are those of a dipsomaniac.

The torchbearer forgets to take his promises along
So he leaves my country at
The gate of Canaan &
Moves backward, chewing
His words with every step.

My country’s nose almost catches the
Smell of Milk & Honey
But Jericho is twice as tall.

What does my country do with this wall?

Shedrack Opeyemi Akanbi is a Nigerian and third year of History and International Studies at the University of Ilorin. His work has appeared or forthcoming on the Quills, EroGospel, Undivided Magazine, Praxis Magazine, Kalahari Review and elsewhere. Shedrack is a believer in Christ. He tweets @ShedrackAkanbi

Lake Adedamola is a poet, writer, and editor with Nantygreens, who's worked with several other literary blogs including Brittle Paper. He has, since 2018, served in various capacities on the Lagos International Poetry Festival, LIPFest, team.

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