Poetry Break: Solomon Maikas

Poetry Break: Solomon Maikas marilyn l davis two drops of ink

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I Travelled In This Body Called Grief

 

when grief quiets you, you do not
become silent; it contorts your voice

into a whiff of greaseless screams
& waltzes your nimble vulnerabilities,

collecting flotsams of broken joys.

our parish priest said grief is a tactless
shyster that lurks at midnight; your most

defenseless hour, to swallow dreams &
pelt doses of godless sorrows at you.

some nights I breathe in fire, & my lungs
protest against its insouciant air:

a kaleidoscope of hope molting into grief.

I am a pilgrim in this body. I stomach
grief. I plod. O wretched man that I am!

who shall deliver me from this body of
grief? from this body called grief.

empty me of grace. make me a wingless
song less bird. immerse me in the oasis of

a wilting wind. but do not make this body
my home again.

 

Bio: Solomon Maikas

Poetry Break: Solomon Maikas marilyn l davis two drops of ink

Solomon Maikas is a Nigerian writer and a student of Bayero University, Kano. He currently resides in Kano, Nigeria. His poems and short stories have appeared in Two Drops of Ink: A Literary Blog, Poemify Magazine, and Daachiever Blog.

Solomon enjoys listening to Mali Music & Bethel Music and telling the story of Africa through his poetry.

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Contact: d.solzy28@gmail.com.

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