since i learned how to count legs of stars and sluggish steps of moon pick little stars and tuck into my hair as dream flower i have walked the road of being intent as the miracle of celestial sparkle watched me in the mirror of meaning reflecting polysemy of selves and like equations i have always been equal to the reflections i give my neighbours so if i make my neighbours vague of virtue my image of virtue is vague too i am fish equal to the exertion of the river of my faith in anything that guides the leg my current whatever ocean of belief gives water to my river my matchbox world gives my family light from my moon for we are soluble in this water of being *Ubuntu, translated as “I am because you are” is a philosophy of humanity peculiar to the Zulus of South Africa.
Nket Godwin is a final year student of English and Communication Art at the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rivers State. His poetry is concerned with the revival of human conscience to revitalize the essence of the seeming-lost humanity. His poems have been featured or forthcoming in some anthologies including Towards a Beautiful Becoming by Words Rhyme & Rhythm, Repostes Lockdown Voices, 60 Seconds Silence, Best Poets Of the Year Anthology by Inner Child Press. He is the author of the poetry chapbook, Sexperimenting Verses. He can be reached on Twitter and Instagram via @nketgodwin and Nket Godwin on Facebook.