shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Lind Grant-Oyeye was born in Nigeria. She is the recipient of the UHRSN human rights poetry award and has several works published in literary magazines world-wide.

Lind Grant-Oyeye


Almost forgotten

"Remember me" , you said when
pencil touched ground in that shifty,
I mean loose sand on a tired river bank.
The message in a bottle never
made it to seashore; I danced to
empty squeals of seagulls whose feet
wobbled ,trapped down under.

I wish I knew squeals never moved a
windmill; water neither flows clockwise
or anticlockwise. Perhaps someday,
I might watch the clock once again and
say "I have truly forgotten, how to tell
time and tides."