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November 17, 2018 / barton smock

person Wale Ayinla, three poems

ISACOUSTIC*

Wale Ayinla writes from the ancient city of Abeokuta in Nigeria . He is a Best of the Net Award nominee, and his recent works appear on Palette Poetry, FLAPPERHOUSE, Connotations Press, The Temz Review, SOBER., and elsewhere. He is @Wale_Ayinla on Twitter. He is the founding editor of Dwarts Magazine.

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a library of misfits

to be honest, this poem isn’t about me / and it is
the apple froth gulped through my lungs / and it is
disorientating how i draw the horse with its chariot /
when i own a story, i consume consent / the air wilts
in between my teeth / and there are dead bodies
as cymbals in the oxygen / i still insist on making
youthfulness a decade earlier / maybe i’d have become
a river inching away from the shoreline / a plenty
of water is death / i pleaded…

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