IN YOUR LANGUAGE

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June 14, 2021
I ATE MY FIRST SLICE OF PAIN IN MY FATHERS FOUR WALLS
June 14, 2021

IN YOUR LANGUAGE

Written by Oluwafisayo Akinfolami

in your language/ a boy is falling/ into a  lagoon of grief/exhausted: a divorced prayer.This is/ only a poem/ through a microscope/ in which/you knife yourself into the vastness of a wound. Each night/ you seduce the sky to mother you/ & unwound your tongue/ to swallow yourself/ you want to believe a body/ is more than a noun/consider how a word breaks/ into random miracles/ & you only define it not to be familiar/or rather of/ what you cannot afford to name/ which means/ you learn mouth is another word for drowning/a museum of patterns.

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