Sometimes we are forgotten
like a dusty book with boring pages
abandoned in the bottom of an old shelf.
Waiting, we are not easily seen
to be caressed by fingers of readers
who care to take a sniff and sneeze at us.

However bad a book or sorry its looks
someone bent a back, stayed the night
stirred the mind and spilled some ink
knitting words into a sweater of sentences
that a reader may find warmth in the pages
of the stories told.

– Melchizedek, son of Michael

Bio: Akomolafe Bankole Kayode is a young and aspiring writer who loves to write short stories and poetry. He won the MNS (Mynaijastories) short story competition with his story, “The first time I did it.” And his poem, “My Hanbok” was nominated for an award in the Korea-Nigeria Poetry Fiesta 2016.

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