OXIDANT | ENGINE : Issue 3

Gabriel Oladipo

Kim

 

A swan dive

In the shallow

End of some

Stranger’s new pool?

 

This is sort of like that.

Your voice.

How you were

Popular in high school.

 

How my lips

Twitch when I

See you like

Some caught fox.

 

A deer in a lake.

A young flying bird.

If I could be more specific

I wouldn’t be doing this.

 

I’d be sleeping

And content to sleep

Near a horizon

Of my own making.

Gabriel Oladipo currently lives in Tucson, AZ, where he studies English and Creative Writing at the University of Arizona. His poetry has appeared in Blue Stoat and Soundings East and is forthcoming in Bad Pony Magazine.