The Apocalypse | Ogunkoya Samuel

Agbowo art African Art Ogunkoya Samuel The Apocalypse

This is how to write the story

 

of the end of (your) existence:

 

 

You will have a sister

 

who plucks her eyebrow

 

to chew on and paints

 

her teeth with her mucus.

 

 

You will have a son who was killed

 

for stealing food by the same mob

 

that murdered your paraplegic mother,

 

they claimed she was a witch.

 

 

You will receive the validation you seek

 

so smile,

 

smile to conceal the

 

darkening of your mind

 

and the loss of the future

 

for in your book,

 

the world ends today.

 

 


 

Ogunkoya Samuel is a Physiotherapy student at  Obafemi Awolowo University. He has written many unpublished poems and prose. He can be reached on twitter @SamuelOgunkoya.

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