Image by Selver Učanbarlić from Pixabay

The Phantom In My Brain

miracle sleeps
in a coffin—a boy

the sun appears
pale like onlookers
drawn in black blood

the moon
died last night
with his shadow

those close to him
became cursed
with unbelief

he visits home in
scenes of broken mirrors

the black movie
in my eyes play

the boy’s ghost
mouths the wind

& his dust inspires
me— a god in tears

Nwankwo Prosper .O. is a happy-ish Nigerian poet. You can reach him on Twitter @NwankwoProsper8.

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