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Incognitus Spectrum by Délé Adélàmí

Updated: May 10

Photograph by Tammy Pineda (https://www.instagram.com/tnpineda/)

There on the sea, it stood like a lonely bird,

And her eyes sparkled like a diamond in the night.

As it walked in my sun-down mind and pulled a liver to its end,

There was a silent cry on the down-town abhor of my crippled heart.


There on the sea, it stood like a lonely bird,

And her body burned like flames—her face like the heaven’s ray.

No one ever knew who this “was”—sometimes, she was a dwarfish Jew,

And other times, he was like a meek Goliath with his mighty height.

Though it felt a bit cold at dawn,

Her cloak was always warm.

As she tossed her chances in the windy air,