Poetry: Another Life by Ayobami Kayode Tijani

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In another life, i will collect roses
and daffodils from the garden whilst
The sun offers me my shadow as a Pregnant woman.

The edge of my wrapper will shelter
Cowries, it won’t be a haven for
A pin that chooses to be a
Vagabond —
Of what benefit is a relationship
Between a fetus that finds a home
and a vagabond?

Like a Phoenix,
Watch luck rises in my home
Everyday as my kids paint an owl
That settles atop the roof of
my home, collecting its
Large eyes into a Frame that
Would later find a home in my
sitting room, beautifully hung on
One of the walls.

In another life,
Lullaby won’t only be sang
It’ll also be whistled melodiously
Every evening, it will rain Cinnamon and clove
So let the snake come crawling.


Bio: Ayobami Kayode is a Literature in English student at Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto. He
hails from Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria. He is the Interviews Lead of Book O’Clock Review and
the editor in chief of The Poetry CLUB UDUS. His works have been published or forthcoming
in konya shamsrumi, punocracy, àtẹ́lẹwọ́, BBPC anthology, icefloepress, cult of Clio, Kalahari,
fieryscribe, isele, echelon, New note, book O'clock, themoveee and elsewhere. He tweets


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  1. Zaynab Bobi. says:

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