Alterations – Wale Owoade

Illustration by Shrishti Singh
Illustration by Shrishti Singh

I

let the chandelier
tickle
darkness

as we alter
the way shadows
suppose to sleep

II
let my souvenirs
trigger
moistness

as I double
the way beds
suppose to creak

III
let your repartees
worry
silence

as you wobble
the way nights
suppose to scream

Wale Owoade is a Nigerian poet. He was a finalist for 2014 Laura Thomas Poetry Contest and won the Silver Prize at the 2015 Tony Tokunbo Fernandez International Poetry Contest. His works have been published in many literary journals including Mapple Tree Literary Journal,
Canada and The Lake Poetry Journal, U.K. He is the Publisher and Managing Editor of Expound

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