WHAT I MEAN WHEN I SAY I AM HEALING | WISDOM NEMI OTIKOR

i am water, shapeshifting

Sometimes, a trickle
In the desert of your absence

A fountain of memory.
Call me your baptism

Or your capsizing
Are they not all ends?

Freshwater or saltwater
Mother’s grief is a wave

And time lies again.

WISDOM NEMI OTIKOR writes from Lagos, Nigeria, where he also teaches creative writing in one of the city’s top Elementary schools. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in English studies from the University of Port Harcourt, he believes that writing is therapeutic and sees poetry as a course to healing. He is a poet whose works have appeared in Ake Review, Libretto, Dwarts Magazine, Praxis magazine, Parousia magazine and other acclaimed literary magazines. His writing deals with relatable human longings and questions, and makes extensive allusions to Christian symbols. He can be contacted on instagram and Twitter on @Wisdomotikor. He is a bubble of laughter in the city of God.

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