Locked in the cloud


I sit in the midst of the sward, on a field near Grandma's house, facing the clouds. My gaze Points fingers, accusing fingers to heaven. I stare more into the clouds, trying to dig God out, out Of the white solids he covers himself with. My attention is stolen like a steep jewelry by Two birds, brown feathered like burnt eggs, Locked in a playful war, In a competition to know which wings are more efficacious, My obsession locked in my fascination, my fascination Locked with the birds in the sky. For an hour, I forget myself in the cloud.

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Writers Bio

D.M Aderibigbe is a 23-year old Nigerian. An undergraduate of History and Strategic Studies of the University of Lagos. His poetry and short fiction have been published or forthcoming in 8 countries, in journals such as Wordriot, The Applicant, Red River Review, Ditch, Kritya, Thick jam among others. He's a die-hard Inter Milan fc fan, and a big follower of Naomi Shihab Nye, Natasha Trethewey, Ilya Kaminsky, Lola Shoneyin among others.

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