Two Poems by Saddiq Dzukogi

Granny’s Face

After child birth
Stretch marks appear
As though the skin
Is a glass
Fallen face-flat on the floor
Barely in one piece

Even time
Draw lines
On skin
When we fall deep into age
Can’t you see the wrinkles
Carved as folds
On granny’s face

“Vertical Space Sun” © Dr. Regina Valluzzi

It’s all Perspective

A window that is half open
From a point
Is half closed from another
It’s all perspectives
A sea that lies before earth
Sees a sun dosing
Falling into its salt
But the one trickling
Crawling off a stone
Tastes like a moon
In a womb
On the curtainface
Dancing in the music
Of constellation
Consuming the pulse
Of watery lyrics
That dampens the throat of a thirst
It’s all perspectives
Sight goes out the window
To fetch meaning
Eyes come into the room
To see perspective
It’s all perspectives

Saddiq Dzukogi is…

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