Of Rocks and Boulders

 

Rocks as mothers,

Rough skin masking the tug of war in its belly

Its tough sturdy face concealing the worries of its heart

 

Stones as stray kids;

The stone baby, calcified, entombed within a boulder

or graced around a dona’s neck

or cut and put on display

in a jewelry shop shines,

with what it kept or withheld or birthed or lost.

 

© Shittu Fowora

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *