PARENTHESIS by Saddiq Dzukogi

Parenthesis

PARENTHESIS
by Saddiq Dzukogi

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everyone in the cathedral
…..is a song
…..living as voices in the corridor
…..it takes too much
…..remembrance
…..to see their countenance
…..saunter into history books

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the cathedral
…..is where you put your tongue
…..until you provoke God
…..to talk back

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what do you remember
…..of the shadow that came
…..into the cathedral
…..and sat in the background
…..like a painting
…..whose benediction
…..breaks into a critter’s song


Saddiq-DzukogiSaddiq Dzukogi is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria. He has poems featured or forthcoming in literary publications such as Chiron Review, Vinyl Poetry, About Place Journal, Helicon, Off the Coast, The Volta, The Blue Lotus Art Journal, Grey Sparrow, and numerous others. Saddiq is the poetry editor at Expound Magazine.

Image credit: Gary Ullah on Flickr

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