Joy is the prescription of practice
between a body and another
a new anthem plays on the radio
and I am floating
all I want is to dance
till I dissolve into the rhythm.
Without hesitation, I rename my country
& translate my allegiance to love yet
provocating a new form of survival
I don’t know if I am entitled to this poem.
Of this newness, that has formed
a devotion on my tongue.
Oluwafisayo Akinfolami is a Nigerian poet. Her poems has appeared on Undivided Magazine, Perhappened Mag, Praxis Mag Online, Written Tales, Writer Space Africa and elsewhere.