Next year… next
and time sneaked in
sweeping it all away:
leaving behind, only the fragments
of the memory
of a life and
of a face
too blurred for memory…
in the twinkling of a lifetime.
From the collection, One Day I’ll Dare to Raise my Middle Finger at the Stork and the Reaper (Karu: SEVHAGE, 2015)
Hyginus Ekwuazi, multiple award winning poet, scholar and film maker, teaches Broadcasting and Film at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan.