Love Spelt Backwards; A Creed by Tares Oburumu

According to the gospel of man under apple trees

& Tchicaya U Tam’ si,

 

belief in God is to love Stephanie Omar with origins,

 

& give your heart to a serpent. Adam falls,

 

Sasha picks up the sageberries for me her non-living father.

What do we do with this the world, eat it?

I believe in dying,

 

make myself a garden or a grave,

& farm the happy hours in bowls of hollyhocks.

 

I believe in love, the depth of nothing.

 

 

 

Tares Oburumu is a graduate of philosophy from the University Of Benin. A lover of God and his daughter, Sasha.

 

Featured Image Credit: Christina

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