photograph by j.lewis


after the instrumentals of “Charlie Brown”

by the window of a city
bus running at 60km/hr,
lost in a repetitive

of daily movement, i know
leaving as a procession, the
long line of urges to
be a city that runs on tires
away to memories

of songs, air that carry
muddy aromas from a green sea
bent in obedience to the country wind

about the poet:
Joshua Omena was first published on COAL for the short story “Lymca”. He later had a poem published on Praxis Magazine Online. “The Young Man and the Sea”, a poem he co-wrote with Iyanu Adebiyi, appeared on Brittlepaper. He was part of the Afrodiaspora project My Africa, My City anthology where his poem “The Concubines of Jos” was featured. His creative non-fiction essay “In Their Bodies”, was published in Brittlepaper Work Naija: Book of Vocations, which was edited by Otosirieze Obi-Young and introduced by Rotimi Babatunde. It was later re-published by Kalahari Review and shortlisted for the Igby prize for non-fiction. He self published Brave, a chapbook of nineteen poems. His work is forthcoming on Agbowo and elsewhere. He writes on under his name.

about the photographer:

j.lewis is an amateur photographer who believes you can never get too close to nature. His photos have appeared in local fitness magazines, various online journals, and in his book of poetry and photography a clear day in october, which is available on Amazon (

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