POEMS BY ONE MICAIAH

Today’s Camera Only

If I had a camera today
I’d tell stories
Of beautiful people
Passing by endlessly
In front of my new apartment.

If I had a camera today
I’d tell the story
Of a potbellied black man
In a carton coloured trousers
And a flowery T-shirt
That can never over-cover
His potbelly

If I had a camera today
I’d tell the story
Of a fine girl
In a black gown
Tightly perfected
To show curves and figures
You can only fantasize about

If I had a camera today
I’d tell the story
Of the writer
Of this wonderful piece
Of how black his skin is
Of how his present pose
Denies the camera
Of how red his eyes are
And how it corresponds
With how high his soul is

If I had a camera today
I’d tell stories
Of how there are only beautiful people
Passing by endlessly.
In front of my new apartment.

One Micaiah.

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