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William Nsai

On a morning in June
after it has rained all night,
it is easier to hear everything:
distant and repeated hammerings,
birdsong,  a ticking clock with the insisting seconds,
the urgency of lizards on a roof, the road.
If you held the tilt
of the glass in your hand,
one third full like a fluid frustum or something,
in reluctant ascension to your lips,
with the four ice cubes
you decided were chic melted in,
it is easier to pretend,
if you looked out of a window
long enough at the referential sun
incomprehensibly glittery in a pothole
that it still has the taste
of something.
This is the third listless morning after
you awoke from love.

 

Post image by William Nsai via 37th State Blog

 

kechi-nomu-portraitKechi Nomu writes from Warri, Nigeria. She recently took part in the first regional FEMRITE/AWDF non-fiction writing workshop. Her works have appeared in Saraba Magazine and elsewhere.

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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

3 Responses to “Urban Mornings for People Who Have Nowhere to Go | by Kechi Nomu | A Poem” Subscribe

  1. Oyin Oludipe August 4, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

    Beautiful

  2. Ainehi Edoro August 4, 2014 at 8:27 pm #

    I agree 🙂

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