Author: Faruk Aminu

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Faruk Aminu is a Nigerian poet born and raised in Kaduna state. His first book, "THE BLACK MIGRANTS" is in the works.

HANDLE You will find your lifeon your tonguebetween your teethto spit out and strike the gong. Let your quivering lipsrest and save your breath at times.Think of a few tipsand spare the restless chimes. THIS TIME The bird zooms,And we sail onLooking down, down belowfolds of cotton wool Make a thick cushion.Blending in contrastseems to providesupport and reassurance. In case we capsize,Nine thousand feet,Belts fastenedFor a swoop downA dive into the sea

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