Image by Jordan Holiday from Pixabay


you opened the earth above
my seed of hope

& virgin stem leapt into the
embrace of promissory rays

but how did you manage to
wrap up bubbles as a gift?

expectation ate me
as the sun, shadows

& your voice grew
mold & frost—

it’s winter here where we
last had a warm conversation.

Jide Badmus is an electrical engineer, inspired by beauty and destruction; he believes that things in ruins were once beautiful. Jide explores themes around sensuality and healing. His literary philosophy is wrapped around ambiguity and brevity. He is the author of There is a Storm in my Head, Scripture, and Paper Planes in the Rain; curator of Vowels Under Duress and Coffee poetry anthologies. Badmus writes from Lagos, Nigeria. You can reach him on twitter @bardmus, & IG @instajhide

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