You My Reflection by Shola Balogun

for Rukayat

You are the thunder jazz reggae beats
In my soul ever breaking clouds,

And you have become the reconnection sanctification
Of me to the Glorious of Awesomeness,
To taste the salt within my own tears,

You have brought back
My own original face, a reflection
Revealing me back at me.

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Shola Balogun

Shola Balogun is a Nigerian poet and playwright. His work has appeared in The Invisible Bear, a journal affiliated with Duke University's English Department Graduate Poetry Working Group in Durham, North Carolina, and The Tau: The Literary and Visual Art Journal of Lourdes University. Balogun lives in Lagos, Nigeria.