Shards of Memories by Rahma O. Jimoh (Lucent Dreaming Issue 9)

mother’s album
drove me to the past:
running on the Rukuba hills,
sweet potatoes & fresh fruits,
click-clacks of pots & tasty steam,
shopping at the Terminus market in
between the stalls of noisy traders &
the sculpture of a woman with breasts
dangling sideways & a child strapped
on her back, faded always into space.
i hoped to touch her but we left in the
bloodbath of pines & tomatoes when
the crisis broke at the south-central
mosque. we left the shards of jolly
memories trapped forever in
the monumental pages of
mother’s album.

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Lucent Dreaming is an independent creative writing magazine publishing beautiful, imaginative and surreal short stories, poetry and artwork from emerging authors and artists worldwide. Subscribe to Lucent Dreaming now, support us on Patreon and follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram

Rahma O. Jimoh is a writer and nature photographer. She is a 2021 Hues Foundation scholar, and lover of sunsets and monuments. She has been published or forthcoming in Feral, Ice Floe Press, Olongo Africa and The Hellebore. She is a Pushcart prize nominee and a Poetry Reader at Chestnut Review.
@dynamicrahma | @dynamic_rahma

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