we who bleed easy haemophiliacs curl up in our cradles away from the harshness of the world and the dangers of the unfamiliar. brittle bones afraid to break we encase our fragility in portmanteaus made of brass and aluminium finish. we who tiptoe around the light taking shadows for duvet artful dodgers wary of being razed to ash by everything that illuminates us. all of us — children of Adam are more alike than we allow by mid-harmattan everyone is a refugee looking for shelter wherever they can find it.
Sadiq Abdulsalam Adeiza hails from the charming town of Okene, Middle Belt Nigeria. He is a poet, writer, and editor. A 2-time Best of The Net Nominee in poetry, his works have appeared in Overtly Lit, Jarfly Magazine, Ice Floe Press, Feral: a journal of poetry and art, The Shallow Tales Review, Kalahari Review, African Writer Magazine, and elsewhere. Sadiq is training to be a Doctor at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria.