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Warm Wandering Suicidal Ball | Emitomo Tobi Nimisire

Warm Wandering Suicidal Ball | Emitomo Tobi Nimisire

Agbowo Art Literary Art Warm Wandering Suicidal Ball Emitomo Tobi Nimisire

my hands reach for you in the dark
explore the breadth of the sheet
to feel your absence chase them
back to curl round and
fold me into a ball
thrown into
an empty night
the sky descended in search
of a meteor rumored
to have lost its way.

do i end its quest?
will the sky take me into its arms?
will i find home among the stars
will they swirl round me like you did
when you were all the cloud
i ever wanted to be lost in?

(three nights ago)
a meteor sets its hind on fire
a projectile off to self-destruct
shoots through my window instead

of running to the ground
my room — foggy from collecting tears —
douses the meteor and I play host
to the suicidal warmth.

(the present)
when the sky runs into me —
a wandering ball in the dark
with a meteor flickering in her chest —
do I say
I’m the one you seek
he’s trapped in me and i in him?


Emitomo Tobi Nimisire Agbowo Art African Literary Art Emitomo Tobi Nimisire is a girl whom Strunk, White, and Mary Norris messed up her comma life. She writes from Ibadan, Nigeria.

She blogs at

Social Media username (Facebook/Twitter): @Nimisire.

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