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
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 He has written many unpublished poems and prose.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.