At 1AM, a poem written by Funmilayo Obasa at

At 1AM

At 1AM

written by: Funmilayo Obasa


At 1am my lips fold into words,
My eyes find sleep & I’m alone with
A pen and book.
My skin is numb/emotionless—
Drawing close to the cricket sounds
From the church across the street.

The church across the street
Filter their letters into tongues;
Apostles on Pentecost day.
The church across the street sing
Songs of worship at 1am, with their
Bodies wrapped in corduroys of guilt.

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