I want to flicker, I want to continue — I want
Car-lights to shimmer at the outskirts to go on.
The mysteries, by now, be gone.
Encourage the world to continue to pester me,
I want that boy that fell in the ditch to
continue to run — want rain, collision
and flicker. I want the sweetest lie you sold
to light me a forest inside. I want that gold rush,
cart full of groceries, and an
endless fucking in. Encourage the world to
continue to reinvent me, wall deco hang
haphazardly in the room that I’m trapped in,
Alley dreams chased me out in the cold, my
nightmares. I want total submission to enduring
love to be my end. I want that boy and you.
Rabiu Temidayo writes from Lagos. Author of Daylight (2018) on Ghost City Press. His works have either appeared or are soon appearing on Mojave heart Press, Selcouth Station, Marias at Sampaguitas, Bone and Ink, Riggwelter journal, Picaroon Poetry, Nightingale & Sparrow, Agbowo, Kalahari review, African Writer, the Gerald Kraak Award Anthology, Amethyst Review, 20.35 Africa Journal etc. Twitter: @rabiutemidayo.