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


Tope Akintayo has experience as editorial assistant at Afro Anthology Series, independent publisher of Selves: An Afro Anthology of Creative Non Fiction. When not designing websites, he is reading or writing poems.

Tope Akintayo



i am a roadside motel
you can't
find home in me.

i am a fleeting angel
a dream
you'll wake up from...

i am a mix—
smoke meets air...

seven times
you reach out
eight times
you grab into the void