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Roasted Dreams: Poems by Oluwafemi Babasola

roasted dreams

the remains
of our burnt homeland

float in the skies
like flies at the libation
of our dracula gods

octopus smokes
striving for snatched
life sing a dirge
for a sacked homeland

in this homeland
it only rains blood
ashes are butterflies

crimsoned sands
saucepan of dracula gods
on her skin simmers
a feast of limbs and skulls

her skin is
a dessert of
our boiled hopes and
roasted dreams


nip of dawn: peeled

i rot
like a sun
deprived onion

i’m a feast
to these hands

that never stop
peeling me
layer after layer

Poems © Oluwafemi Babasola
Image: remixed

Oluwafemi Babasola
Oluwafemi Babasola
Oluwafemi Babasola is a Nigerian poet and writer. He believes man must cling to hope, even if it’s all he has. His poems have appeared on Bravearts Africa, Praxis Mag online, Heart of Flesh Lit, Kreative Diadem, Kalahari Review, The Rising Phoenix Review, Tuck Magazine, African Writer, Parousia and Nantygreens. He lives in Osogbo, Nigeria. You can follow him on Twitter @babasola10on10​.

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