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I’D LIKE TO THINK I CAN FLY TO FREEDOM

after Romeo Oriogun

Thou shalt not kill
But I’ve seen hands quick to set flowery boys ablaze

While holding the scriptures on their tongue
I fold myself into a whisper

& disappear into the wind
To dance in the midst of flowers

God is Love they say
& I have Love burning in my heart

Is it safe to say God is burning in my heart?
Can God endear me to a boy?

Can God endear a boy to another boy?
Maybe the answer lies in the waters

I close my eyes and try to walk on water
I try to keep my eyes on the boy I love

But there’s a fog of people hiding him from me
Day by day I give myself to the ocean

Looking for a quench in the ocean’s drops
God is Love they say

& I have Love burning in my heart
But aren’t ashes dead men flying to freedom?


 

ETHAN ZACHARY is a Nigerian, currently in his finals at college. He loves the smell of books and ink and currently resides in Lagos, Nigeria.

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