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…death is a parasite
– Pamilerin Jacob

he chewed on our pillows,
deprived us of dreams.
he perched on your petals
& drained your smile of colour.
Now, you are trapped in reels
of monochrome memories—
lost in a city
of monologues
& sighs,
where salty smiles die in their cradles

the moon is hungry
& daughter wants to feed her
a bowl of cereal
but the moon only eats shadows
& probably had a lean appetite
the night darkness swallowed you

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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