some poems are soft
like water
weakening ancient walls


to keep healing away
from the heart



Olawale Ibiyemi is a young poet, currently an Accounting student of Babcock University, Nigeria. He writes from Sango-Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. His poem was shortlisted for the Ken Egba Prize For Festival Poetry 2017. Some of his poems will also appear in the Best New African Poets 2017 Anthology to be published in 2018. Olawale writes non-fiction too, and can only be enticed with a cup of ice-cream, chocolate flavour.

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