From Issue 15: Cabinet

David Ishaya Osu

i have stopped praying
with my forehead, it is

no longer light that finds
the place, it is pain that

knows why a bee keeps
coming to my breasts, it

glows like bends in wine
her eyes continue in mine

love can be seen as flying
from one mirror to another

our hairs grow a web wide
to speak with skylarks and

fall together as alabaster
angels into a cry bare as

mayflowers: after water
colours comes a cachepot

 

David Ishaya Osu was born in 1991 in Nigeria. He is a board member of the Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation based in Uganda. His poetry appears in Poetry Wales, Salamander, Vinyl, Transition, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, among others. David is currently the poetry editor for Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel.