takes the moment of my mother’s smile
her face growing into perfection &
what made me think school is fire
is that: I was never allowed to think on my own.
Last night, my room was filled with water
no river behind our house. nothing.
no raindrops. the roofs were not leaking
i don’t want to be confused that
I’m becoming the image of God yet. Maybe.

Joseph Adeniran is a student of Bowen University — poet, author, writer, & lover of Literature. He believes in the power of words — healing. He hails from Oyo, Ibadan, Nigeria.