Titilayo Adeoye

Again, Again

I am seeing sights again
Those strange legs mamma said I must not see
If I see them, I will not get married

I am hearing voices again
Those wild whispers baba said I must not hear
If I hear them, I will run mad

I am eating at the market square again
Those soups grandmother said I must not eat in my dreams
If I eat them, I will become barren

Again, again my head is spinning
Full of dreams my villagers said were abominations
I pray my dreams rescue me


Titilayo Adeoye writes from Ibadan, Nigeria. Bits of her creative gem have appeared or are forthcoming on African Writer, Kalahari Reviews, Avocet Journal #204, thesparklewritershub.com, Bakwa Magazine, Sabinews, Praxis Magazine and elsewhere. She edits for Kraft Books, Ibadan, Nigeria. You can follow her on instagram @adeoyepelumi.

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  1. Beautiful!!! ‘….eating at the market square….. – meal must have been a delicacy (pounded yam, veg & bush meat plus palm-wine)

    May your ink never run dry Tee.


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