My father’s name is an
oversized shirt.
It swallows me whole at each
attempt to wear it properly.
the collar is a sharp edge that says

keep your head up
only losers look down.

I am an underexposed portrait
still searching for light
In the wake of every sunrise
I dry my body like wet seeds on tray
mouth open wide
waiting to be filled
but my cup never runneth over.

Every motivational speaker
tells me my 3rd day is coming
but my day one still squats at the feet of the ocean
waiting for sunset.

By Ofem Ubi ( Instagram: @ofem.ubi )