on March 24, 2021
you have cheated death so much the first time, you weren’t even alive. the angels are less fortunate than you are sometimes, i wonder how that makes them feel but you can't tell someone how to deal with their misfortune you took too long to form that is what happens when God calls you Lazarus the first time I gave you atropine your body took it like it was tired of playing dead this time, I sit to watch you open your eyes again. I do not pray for a joke.
Ogunkoya Samuel is a Nigerian poet who lives and writes from Ibadan where he practices physiotherapy. His poems have been published in Kalahari Review, Five2One Mag, Ellis Review, Entropy Magazine’s Enclave, UCity Review and elsewhere.