A nymph divined I’d live forever
So I wove a bed of wool
And pitched a tent of ice
Waking at night to soulful sighs
Of whimpering petals
I stirred once
The stars blinked twice
I saw then the violets had melted

I was dead!


##Francis studied English in ABU, Zaria. He currently works on his first collection of poems.

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4 thoughts on “IMMORTALITY

  1. Yemie

    Wow! This is a beautifully composed piece! Surreal and deep too! I love the title and that illustration of a garden’s nothing short of divine! Totally didn’t expect that last line, the seemingly immortal wound up dead! Sad! Kudos to the Poet, you aced this, absolutely!


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