i was a lot in one country

TWO POEMS By Isaac Daramola

i was a lot in one country. because my mother told me that snithing an earthworm would only result to two novel earthworms, i tried to be so many in this one body. all i did was become the earthworm in her story, true or not, compacting so many selves in my lengthy strand of brown

a sermon for the country

i've always wanted to tell the preacher man that anytime he instructs that we bow our heads to pray, i can only fight back throwing up. i try. i try. i try so hard to cry dead gods to existence, but my nerves get twitchy, and that's when breakfast can't sit it out anymore

Isaac O. Daramola (he/him) is a poet, writer, and a Biomedical Science student at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He’s currently working on his debut crime/thriller novel and a poetry collection. His work has appeared in journals such as 'Cephalopress,' ‘Mineral literary magazine,’ ‘What are birds,' 'Pangolin review', the University Editorial board, and forthcoming in 'Thorn magazine'.