“Endless tears and fears, Cold’s hands clutch hearts
We leaped and danced together, till we didn’t
I’ll hide my pain, and let the dead mourn theirs
Shaking off tragedy’s cloak, of old stitches and healed wounds
I’ll come to you, whole again; from the mud I’ll bloom.”
-An excerpt from ‘Where the Lotus Grows’ by Oyinkansola A. Ogunyinka
To read the full book (soft copy), it is available on Okadabooks here.