ESTRANGED: Farida Adamu

The woman in me has journeyed to oblivion

So I am wandering in the torrent,

Flowing without a course



Staring into the bark of trees

Hoping that I find her

On this dusty path that leads to nowhere.

I want to fade away with the setting sun

But hope won’t let me

Maybe I will find her

before the sun goes into hiding

Maybe I’ll see her

in the shadow of branches

Maybe on the hills

Or maybe she is somewhere,

Deep within

Waiting for death

Waiting for sunrise.





Farida Adamu is a writer of everything that can be written. One of  COAL’s ambassadors, her works have appeared on brittlepaper and praxismag and the book of all faces, Facebook.

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