–& because sometimes, a muse becomes a peacock
or because sometimes, a muse becomes a saint who revels
in the glory of confessions that when a lie uncloaks
and tries to hide between the lines of your poem, they descend
on you like an avalanche with a collage of wrathful nuances
till the nib of your pen hides its tears in fear, there are times
when a poem finds me simply breathing
Timi Sanni is a Nigerian writer and literary enthusiast. His works have been published or are forthcoming in various literary journals like Radical Art Review, African Writers, Rather Quiet, Praxis Magazine, Nanty Greens and elsewhere.
His works often addresses emotions and truth. He recently won the SprinNG Poetry Contest and is the recipient of the Fitrah Review Prize for Fiction 2020. When not writing or studying, he is either painting or exploring new hobbies.
image: Alan Tenhoeve