I’M HOT By Rasheed Mustapha

Written by Editor

I took the right leg, I hit the stone
Just when I bent to ease the pain
I got hit from the back
I staggered, preferring to ease the one I just got
Just then, the bees bit me, on my head
The pain engulfed the entire body
That I know not where to rub
I’m hot
I’m hot

Without knowing,
I bumped into a shit
Though I tried to cleanse it:
Purifying the shit itself
‘Lion will always be at the den’
‘And the house shelters human’
I realise, I realise.
First care, myself need

To the bath, I went
Wash the shit off my body
I thought it would be over
I thought it would be forgotten
I thought everything would be erased
But no, despite the thorough wash
And with no trace of it
The stench leaves not my body
I’m hot
I’m hot

I woke up in an oceanic sweat
Then I heard the sound of the rain on the rooftop
I ran out to the vast open land
Then it occurred to me
The water falling was iced
Every ice land on me
Like thrown stones
I lay face up
And continue to receive the hit
These earth fragments are stuffy
I’m hot
I’m hot.

About the author


Bada Yusuf Amoo holds B.A in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, he is the publisher of thespeakingheart.com. He started the website in 2015, he has published both his works and other budding writers and poets on the website. He is a public commentators and his articles are on different websites.