Ojo Taiye is a young Nigerian who uses poetry as a handy tool to hide his frustration with the society. He has some of his muddled thoughts published and forthcoming in a few e-magazine such as Grey Sparrow, Bindweed Magazine, whispersinthewind33, and elsewhere.

Ojo Taiye

how to spell schizophrenia

each time i smell blood stains in my sleep my sister's name falls out like seeds breaking free from the earth my sister's body is a tree house — with two people trapped inside: a rabid dog and an apparition who speaks accented glossolalia and then her head becomes a sieve for memories — blur past each time i smell blood stains in my clothes and everything

I am fascinated by mental illnesses, and having seen my own acquaintance (actually secondary school children) during my service year in Ikpayongo, Benue State — a sort of ongoing journey — I was trying to invent ways that could help me write about how one girl-child is dealing with it.

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