Opeyemi Oluwayomi is a Nigerian writer. His works have appeared or are forthcoming in Heart of Flesh Literary Journal, Art Lounge Journal (Issue II), Brittle Paper, and others.
a home built on the altar
they open their hearts so wide to offer
what is therein. yours is musty;
it blows some ashes; the ashen memory
a friend becomes. mine seems so
lucky for just seeing one, i have kept
it safe against breakage. tell me,
what past escapes burning? i’ve brought
enough healing; i’ve brought enough
tranquility to douse your burnt heart.
i brought enough incense to bless this
ruin. & before this altar, i promise to
appear as a night with an assured moon
& some shining stars, if perhaps i don’t
appear as a morning with its splendor.
O’ beloved, take this love kneaded with candor,
make a jewel of it. live, rejoice, & laugh;
it’s a beautiful home we built.
Opeyemi Oluwayomi is a Nigerian writer. His works have appeared or are forthcoming in Heart of Flesh Literary Journal, Art Lounge Journal, Issue II, Brittle Paper, Up-write Magazine, SprinNG, Salamander Ink and elsewhere. He is the Second-Runner-Up Winner of Shuzia Poetry Competition, 2023. In addition, he is an aspiring novel writer. Whenever he is not writing, he is probably scoring some musical piece (piano, violin, voice et al.) or reading.
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