Nigerian Student Poetry "Rain" by Hauwa Shafii Nuhu

what provokes the sky into screaming as it splits...

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(The Odyssey)
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what provokes the sky

into screaming as it splits,

releasing heavy breaths

as thunder

and lightening, squirting water?

is it the madness of orgasm

explosive and stark,

that the clouds

cannot conceal?


I watch the sky shiver first;

stated woman of robust offerings

and yearnings,


as though the thrusts of nature

have reached that top,

and its heavy breaths are tremors

running through her thighs

settling as cold hot steam

in between


she relaxes,

the wind carries her heavy breaths,

slowly, then inaudibly

assuming the scent of dew


Hauwa Shafii Nuhu is a young Nigerian writer and a second-year student of Law at Bayero University Kano who resides in Minna, Niger State. She's inspired by any pair of lovely eyes.

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