Image by Jez Timms


the madrigal, volume iii


by hameedah aruwa

Have I
ever told you
how I feel about
“No. Do you like cheese?”

Well, yes. As much as
the hair on my scalp–

“But your scalp is so barren, I could see my reflection in it...”

HAMEEDAH ARUWA is a sprouting writer from Nigeria. She writes poetry and prose. Her works appear or are forthcoming in Praxis Magazine, Sledgehammer lit, Eboquills, Afro lit mag, All ears, Warning lines & elsewhere. She can be reached on twitter @Ugbede_Aruwa.