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.
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.