My pen is a divided city.
She pays homage to two masters;
but the two aren’t equal.
she is a slothful slut when I pin her
down to my cozy paper.
They say Muse is a philanderer
that makes Generals go coy.
she plays whoredom to this hunch-
to write, though my hands be numb
from drilling the holes in my head
for literary crabs and singing birds
as stars frolick around a Crescent
But I swear,
these words are not my sons
ask this whore who did warm her spine
and ejaculated words into her loins
when I was away burning her papery beds.
Agbaakin Oluwatoyosi Jeremiah is a law undergraduate in University of Ibadan. Born on the 9th of April, 1994 in Ikire, Osun state, he’s an active pressman in the university community.
His pen has been rewarded in both essay and poetry contests. He’s at present, a three-time finalist of W.R.R-organized Briggite Poirson Poetry Contest and a finalist in 2014 Christopher Okigbo Poetry Contest. His works are forthcoming on WRR, Kreative Diadem, B.P.P.C Anthology, Carcinogenic Poetry, Coal Ng, etc.