Adedayo Agarau is a student and poet hoping to make the world a little better with his words and photography. He has works up at Barren Magazine, Geometry, and 8poems. He is the author of For Boys Who Went. His manuscript Asylum Chapel, is coming to light for publication and looking for a good home. One can connect with him via twitter @adedayoagarau and Instagram @wallsofibadan, where he documents the beauty and pain of his Nigerian city home.
for olawale ibiyemi
there must be a god // in a house
a boy sets himself ablaze // you smell like goings
are you the mile? there must be a god.
of water & the attraction of the body what does the fire
say about rapture? what do the angels say about demise
how a boy leaves home to become a book on a dusty shelf
how you are an incense // a candle waxing in the sun
you tell your mother you will love to be named after a grave
you love the dogs when they bark the night howls in your body
there must be a god riding a horse in your flowery soul saddling you into anguish
hozier’s voice creaking on your skin black ghost black ghost
open your chest there must be a god hanging down
your beleaguered city there must be a god
half nailed to a broken cross asking itself how the end first showed