Out of the crack – Saddiq Dzukogi

Illustration by Ankush Nayak


Let him live

Close in the open

Like a flower

Riding out of the crack

Of dry woodback

And dust sighs

On its loaf

It looks as a cowboy


By his horse

In a desertfield

Saddiq Dzukogi is a Nigerian poet who has published three poetry collections. He has poems published in KalahariReview, African Writer, EbediReview, SarabaMagazine, among others. He writes from the capital city of Minna.

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