WORDS THAT MAKE US INTO BEASTS how now can the gods not protect us from the rotten words into which our bodies melt – the swollen forest of grief where only black sunshine rises. the butterflies mold their wings from the bruised green leaves it becomes mushrooms the shape of our ears, becomes a greasy heart hovering over the weird lyrics of the soul. we … [Read more...]
About Bola Opaleke
Bola is a Pushcart Prize nominee. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as Writers Resist, Cleaver, One, The Nottingham Review, The Puritan, The Literary Review of Canada, Sierra Nevada Review, Dissident Voice, Poetry Quarterly, The Indianapolis Review, and others. He holds a degree in City Planning. You can find him on Twitter @bolaopaleke.