my body is a blank page
smear me with your ink

write a protagonist
in my throat; let my mouth spill
lyrics of angels in endless crescendos

set the story in various countries,
create tension in Thailand
till you run out of ink
for a denouement…

this story
mustn’t see its end.


Shedrack Opeyemi Akanbi is a third year student of History and International Studies at the University of Ilorin. He finds space in words to live in different circumstances, dreamed and dreaded. His words have appeared or forthcoming in the Quills, Undivided Magazine, Praxis Magazine, Kalahari Review and elsewhere. Shedrack is a believer in Christ. He tweets @ShedrackAkanbi.

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Categories: Poetry

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