I am that leaf that’s desperate to leave

the whole branch, the whole tree

not on summer, nor winter

but during spring, just to partake

in the washing away by an overflow

of tide, towards the unknown.

I am freedom.

Promise is a creative writer who is also interested in photography, mostly nature photography. He sees the two as being mutually compatible. They heal him. Whenever he’s not taking shots of nature, he’s writing short poems. His shots and poems can be found on Instagram: @promshots (for photography) and @thefortyfifth_sense (for poems). He is a student of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He studies in the Department of English and Literary Studies.