dimu oma

dimu oma deme

Chikezie, 2019
Graphite on paper

I dream where a little girl came to me asking me about Broken English
I just told her the meaning of what she ask and she went away
Very beautiful baby like age of six
She ask I dey

Chikezie, 2019
Graphite on paper

I dream where you come to Nigeria
I took you to restaurant but you said the food is too spicy
So we left

-C

Chook

I watch a lizard fighting with a snake that was so stubborn.

I don’t know what is the name of the animal that has nails shooting out of its body, it shoot so many arrows. A lion was fighting with this animal and it was shooting the lion with its nails.

-C, Jan. 2020

Shanghai

Is that K, the one who stepped on me in Shanghai?
I know all the cut-cut roads
12.01.2020

I saw you holding the beautiful pussycat with your younger sister A in the metro station where we are about to board the train. We are on queue when I walk to you from behind to touch you thinking that you weren’t noticing me but you offered me milk with a feeding bottle, the best dream of my life. Thank you for feeding me when I am not expecting it.

-C

Brighton

There is so much glass in my parents’ house that I see rainbows everywhere.

At night the silence makes my ears ring.

We face west, so the sunsets are blinding, and at dawn everything is pastel.

Most mornings, the water is glassy. I like mornings.

There is a cute brick church nearby with a Lady Chapel. It sits next to a former schoolhouse now converted into a beer garden, and a tennis court where four elderly ladies play doubles at 7 a.m. like nobody’s business.

-E