this is how to live – Stanley Princewill McDaniels
this is how to live
Separate soul from water &
living becomes a lonely road
in the life of a radio
if living is a song, how do i sing?
how do i sing when my voice is an empty stream,
how do i sing when my voice tastes like teardrops
from the ruins of a broken god?
he said, first, open your mouth into a shadow
it is the exit out of oblivion
each day opens like a double door so,
open yourself to the colours of a rainbow
to liberate a chimney filled with pain smouldering out
as music notes to a sad song
he said, it takes light to separate a shadow
from a body, to be as soft & beautiful
as the world beneath the sea;
living is the flow of water. take a dip
Stanley Princewill McDaniels is a Nigerian poet & solitaire. His works have appeared/forthcoming on various online and print literary outfits. He is a 2016 Ebedi Writers Residency Fellow.