i) the diminutive stature of
a melting candle.
the aesthetic of
a flowering lung.
the contagion of
a common cold.

ii) a melting candle warms the
common cold of a lung.
this darling,
is the world
in its mastery of use, until
you’re melted.



Okoye Stephanie Somtochukwu is 18 years old. She is a second-year Medicine and Surgery student in a Nigerian University. Poetry is her soul.