If they had seen the trance
We held in every breath we took,
And untied the tide of time soon,
And with time learnt to live
With eyes closed, then when cherry blooms
And leaves sprout in thousands of sand
April would crawl with a genie and
A Knight to see the sun’s big show.

Abdulrazaq Salihu is a 16year old Nigerian poet and spoken word artist. He is a member of the Hilltop Creative Arts Foundation. He has some of his poems published in SHAGAZ Anthology, an anthology from India. He was the winner of Most Valuable Contestant Male at HIASFEST 2021.