By: Solomon Maikas
everything is glass
at dawn, we scrimmage with crumbs of uncertainty.
on our tongues, we paddle dreams like lies that will
not undergo cross-interrogation. a whoosh takes
a grip on the sun, & our hearts spill the colour of
molten water on glassed-surface; it folds away
parts of itself. i wake with a residual yearning that
bites until i admit it, & it sprouts into something
that unbounds me. you know, everything is glass:
naked & fragile like fresh sunrise in the blank
face of the sky; like when the wind blinks a smile, &
you disintegrate into smithereens of playthings &
are shoved down a dream where every building
is your house, & every word is your name; a dream
where your reflection on glass is a lonesome lyrebird.
at sundown, you will feel yourself tear: proof that your
body is a tattoo with countless kinds of hell; that your
existence in this ephemeral body– that jolts– is as
fragile as the glints of the things you see in your dreams.
Bio: Solomon Maikas
Solomon Maikas is a Nigerian writer, poet and a student of Bayero University, Kano.
He writes from Kano, Nigeria. He is a Guest Blogger with Daachiever Blog. His work have appeared on Poemify Magazine and are forth coming on a number magazines, journals and blogs.
He is deeply passionate about telling the story of Africa in his poems and writings.
You can reach him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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