God has a photograph of this:
We survive years of wilderness.
A man from the neighbourhood
Keeps us acquaintance,
With guns at [both] hands—
Aimed at the tunnels of our nostrils.
Silence is our new language,
Our weeps fly as idioms and phrases
Round the deafened ears of the world—
In shape of teardrops
While mother nature laughs at us
Coughing up the dust in her mouth;
Another multi-coloured wind sweeps in.
Najeeb Yusuf Ubandiya is a young poet from Nigeria. He is a loner who writes to find out what he thinks and feels—about himself and the world around him—and to keep his purpose awake and breathing.His works have appeared in Ngiga Review and Blue Marble Review.