before the glorious return

by
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.