before the glorious return
on February 5, 2021
there we perched at the heels of the rock, as we watched the dramatic retreat of the sun. with trembling limbs crying guts and misty balls, in silence, we prayed. caught between wala’s fall and nosi’s rebound, we saw nothing save the glimpse of our glorious return.
Mohammed Yusuf-Unyomo is a Nigerian poet, writer and lover of real human stories. His poetry attempts to speak to and for anyone whose shade of story is captured in his thoughts and writings. His works have appeared in New Horizon Creatives, MAH Magazine, The Shallow Tales Review and elsewhere.