Hussain Ahmed is a Nigerian writer and environmentalist. His poems are featured or forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Vinyl, Puerto del sol, Sakura Review, HEArt Online Journal and elsewhere.

Also by Hussain Ahmed: Hunger Two Poems Child of the World

Hussain Ahmed

Love Story

not far from where I was born into the palm of soaked cocoyam leafs this story begins not far from the end the story begins with many questions that I cannot answer the footnotes on how we met are archived in between my legs he asked me to marry him with his dick inside my mouth the brown roofs are metaphors for the tenants of our history about how my husband mistakes love for sex the only time he tells me he loves me, it had rained and there is no gas to boil water.

"Love Story" arises from the queries about the thin line between sex and love, which dragged along itself, questions that are veiled by different beliefs about a woman's body, her religion and culture. It's a subtle jab on matrimonial idiosyncrasy.

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