As Element Might Like It

Helium as small as a mole, bombarded
to bleed light through the filament, print patterns
on a lady’s new gown, the temperature
read on charts with isobars whirling
with the intricacies of petals…

click below to continue reading…

http://jalada.org/2015/01/15/as-element-might-like-it-mermaid-by-okwudili-nebeolisa/

 

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About Okwudili Nebeolisa

Nebeolisa Okwudili (@NebeolisaO) is a Nigerian writer. He has his works featured in Commonwealth Writers, Salamander Magazine, Beloit Poetry Journal, Ambit Magazine, Word Riot, Saraba magazine, RedLeafPoetry’s African Diaspora Poetry Folio, Yuan Yang Journal, Kalahari Review, and in national dailies. He won the inaugural Jalada Prize in the poetry and also won 3rd place in the 2011 ASiS international Writing Competition in the poetry category. He was also shortlisted for the 2014 Raedleaf Poetry Competition in the international category.
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