The Making

That was how I made
a song dropped
from a microphone
into your vault
and it echoed as moans

We wove the song
with our dark and
hairy secrets

with my lightning
driving into
your hollow

It is possible that

one day the song
will grow into
an album:
my face, your soul
make the disk
that is stripped of
its jacket
and enters
a gramophone.

Wale Owoade

Wale Owoade is a poet, graphic artist, and historian who lives in Nigeria. His works are forthcoming in: Chiron Review, Common Ground Review, Pine Hills Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Spillway and Transition. His poems have been translated into Bengali, German and Spanish. Wale is the Founder and Managing Editor of EXPOUND: A Magazine of Arts and Aesthetics. He also interviews contemporary poets at The Strong Letters. Wale is a Research Institute for World History (Tokyo) scholar of World History from Africa. He is currently writing his debut manuscript

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