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Solitude

Between my eyes and room walls,
A flight of thoughts.
I have spent the day eating
Imbalanced diet & reading
& sleeping & waking unto hunger.
The off-white sky of asbestos
Wears the face of a blackbird,
Stares at me furtively,
Asks me— “how shall your life be?”
[In solitude, the inanimate has a life—
Every object has a voice.]
I respond with silence.
Silence does not mean ignorance
Nor does it mean indirection.
Sometimes, silence is my path
To courage. Upon locking my lips,
I unlock my mind. I stare back
At the blackbird of doubts
& immediately it knows I am a man
Convinced of his journey.
Solitude amplifies [my] clarity.
In this solitary room of meditation,
I fine-tune my vision.
In between my eyes and room walls,
A flight of thoughts;
& I only select the relevant ones.


Kolawole Samuel Adebayo is an old soul in a young Nigerian body whose poems seek to awaken the human consciousness. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming on Glass Poetry, Button Poetry, Burning House Press, Anti-Heroin Chic Magazine, Tuck Magazine, Black Pride Magazine, PAROUSIA magazine, WRR, BPPC anthology, and elsewhere. He likes to connect with his friends via his Twitter handle, @samofthevoice.

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