Taofeek Ayeyemi


Taofeek AyeyemiBorn 1991 in Sango, Ogun State, Nigeria
Living in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
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Taofeek Ayeyemi, a Nigerian lawyer and writer with works appearing or forthcoming in Lucent Dreaming, Ethel-zine, the QuillS, Modern Haiku, Akitsu Quarterly, contemporary haibun online et al. won Honorable Mention Prize in 2020 Stephen A. DiBiase Poetry Contest, 2019 Morioka International Haiku Contest and 2nd Prize in 2016 Christopher Okigbo Poetry Prize.


 

revolution protest –
a gunshot scatters a gang
of crows

Human/Kind Issue 2.1, March 2020

July rain . . .
passersby fasten pace
around a dung pit

The Mamba, Issue 8, September 2019

morning drizzle . . .
the clash of roosters
over an earthworm

The Mamba, Issue 8, September 2019

second date . . .
the tide returns
my sandal

Hedgerow #130, 2020

cashews . . .
the juice rolls down
my elbow

Hedgerow #130, 2020

fireplace . . .
i catch the flower
that catches fire

Seashores, Issue 4, 2020

sitting in the sun —
the temple bell tossed
by a stray bird

Akitsu Quarterly, Fall 2020 Issue

hotter days —
a baby crab hastens
into its burrow

ọ̀sán pọ́n ganrí —
ọmọ alákán náà yára
sínú ilé ẹ̀

Cattails, April Issue, 2020

lily pad . . .
the shape
of her smile

Stardust, Issue 32, 2019

morning jog . . .
my slippers stuck
in the mud

Otata #45, September 2019

night fishing . . .
the continuous thud
of grapes

Bamboo Hut, No. 2, 2020

stove —
the cat shares
my warmth

Bamboo Hut, No. 2, 2020

on the leaves
the beads of dews . . .
spring dawn

Bamboo Hut, No. 2, 2020

hotter days . . .
windows and doors
widely open

Bamboo Hut, No. 2, 2020

roasting sun –
a duckling scuffles
my shadow

Bamboo Hut, No. 2, 2020