“Body and Soul: Lost in Time” by Titilayo Adeoye

for su’eddie

Because Lagos holds his umbilical cord he wears Eko garb if Edo is to hold him down will the Benin mask be his face? if Benue river washes him will he be the colour of their fish? he bestrides Osun shrine to seek cyclical charms to define who he is when time comes to call Borno shall eat his flesh what about his soul?

His nation shall never know

Titilayo Adeoye writes from Ibadan, Nigeria. Bits of her creative gem have appeared or are forthcoming on African Writer, Kalahari Reviews, Avocet Journal #204,, Bakwa Magazine, Sabinews, Praxis Magazine and elsewhere. She edits for Kraft Books, Ibadan, Nigeria. You can follow her on instagram @adeoyepelumi.

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