Smithereens by Inalegwu Omapada Alifa

I’m a collection of stories concatenating into a history
of contradictions

like the crimson sky becoming ashen as the period
of daylight

becomes nightly within twenty-four hours. I’m a
flowing river

pausing for the season of draughts, a sky unfolding in
both sundown

and sunup. I can be broken down into smithereens.
I’m smithereens

yet forever remaining an indissoluble human being, not
a god.





Inalegwu Omapada Alifa is an emerging Nigerian poet whose poems have appeared in Parousia Magazine, NaijaStories, Yellow Chair Review, Lunaris Review and elsewhere.


  • peach schist at 11:31 pm

    i admire your work of texts and its many dialectics within- we are all extremes at once, unmanifested and absolute, changing and accepted. wonderful!

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    poetry ur own self.. just feeling ur update..

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