I am not terrified of the dark. I do not know if the arms of God would hold me like poetry has done every time my floater resurfaces as I spiral beneath the waves. When I break, does God break too? Why must I do all the breaking alone? Look at all the healing this body has had to betray breaking itself over and over.
Iyanuoluwa Adenle is a poet and essayist from Nigeria. Her works have appeared or are forthcoming in Kalahari Review, African Writer, Empty Mirror, Onejacar, Lolwe, Kissing Dynamite and elsewhere.