The Nuclear Ghost Towns

The moon is a spark on decency
Swashed in colourful eloquence
With live pollen, petal and sepal
Mourning with a weeping dawn

The moon is a spark on greenery
Like virgin rains on the rainbows
Baking emeralds for embryology
To cleanse the stain on the bride

The moon is a spark on peroxides
Breastfeeding times with seasons
In the colures done on starry eyes
Blended with perpetual calendars

The moon sparkles in peace aches
X-raying the Nuclear Ghost Towns
Deaf to races and blind to tongues
Like bright bridal doves in descent
(Nuclear Ghost Town, Pripyat, Ukraine.)

Adeola Ikuomola

Adeola Ikuomola is a Nigerian poet. Most of his poems have been published online and widely read newspapers. The Voice Of America aired some of his poems in Night line Africa.

Last updated July 14, 2015