This poem is taken from Stand 230, 19(2) June - July 2021.

Fasasi Abdulrosheed Oladipupo Finding love in ashes
Finding love in ashes

It took us so long to realize, that the man living at the back of our house desired our bodies,
He touched us in a strange tongue, talked to us in language we barely understood.

He was a clergyman, the kind of man our mother wanted us to be,
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