The Ofi Press Magazine

International Poetry and Fiction from Mexico City

Adeola Opeyemi Salau: 1 Poem Published

Poems by Adeola Opeyemi Salau (Nigeria)

Published in issue 40 of The Ofi Press

 

 

 

 

 

 A FUNERAL FOR DEATH

We do not wail

And tell the tales of lost

When death raids our home

We do not drink tears

Laced with bitter memories

Of hugs and hisses.

 

We left our kinsmen for vultures

We bury Death with a sonata

Its beauty like fake hair

Shedding at every stroke of brush.

 

When death strikes

We go to bars

Headless bottles of teary beers

For the grey being in chilling morgue

 

We go home

And make sour love

With consoling partners

Or willing pillows.

About the Poet

Adeola Opeyemi Salau tells stories with paint and pen. Her works have appeared both online and in print. She writes from Nigeria.

Image: "28/365" by Jamie Henderson.