Phoenix Dust yourself, audit your life, those sores are not worth being licked, rise like the Phoenix, catch the storm again, measure the width of your doubts cast them into a bin eat lettuce, eat melons, go mellow, trail your feet by the beach sands cast your gaze on the moon watch the waves meet the shores see the man in the mirror, what haveyou got to say or do to make him the you you ever dreamt to be. — Adeola Adeoti
Lagos A row of sweats in traffic, car windows beleaguered by a horde of salesmen, a carton of gala, soft drinks and other confectioneries chasing your bumper till you beckon them to a halt and exchange a smile armed with wads for your snack a car bumps over another, double crossing your haste chaos, chug, chugging metals strangling plywoods a raucous bath in the pool of invectives and threats a beehive of bystanders with judge’s gavel, swinging with distrust and expectations your panel beater to your rescue, welcome to Lagos, you snooze, your accessories indignantly moves — Adeola Adeoti
About the Poet
I am Adeola Adeoti, an eclectic poet and author of a collection of poems, canticles of a happy people, which has been receiving rave reviews in journals across the world. My Twitter handle is @deolaadeoti.