Book brightness
don’t equate
life brightness

I might have scaled
through primary school
with plenty excellent

don’t mean I can
face those abuses
and mighty comparisons

I breezed through secondaries
so what?
could I emulate your failures
even as your dad pushed you on
I would’ve died
of going on

mine is book
yours isn’t
doesn’t mean
I see life
better than you


Mikaiah Sunday Oyepintemi
Mikaiah Sunday Oyepintemi also known as One Micaiah is a Medical Laboratory Science graduate of the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, a writer of poems and short stories and a lover of life. He is a believer of love and true friendship. Writing, to him, is the only way he can speak without talking. He hopes to write and publish as many books as he can, while alive. He looks forward to meeting new friends too. Please follow him on Twitter