Poetry: Song by Ernest Ògúnyẹmí
In “song,” the speaker examines, through a vibrant musicality, the most profound and enigmatic moments in life, ultimately settling for and preferring to be “damned to beauty.”
Ernest O. Ògúnyẹmí is a writer, literary journalist, and editor from Nigeria. His work has appeared/ is forthcoming in AGNI, Southern Humanities Review, Cincinnati Review, Joyland, Tinderbox, the minnesota review, SAND, Poetry Online, Sierra Nevada Review, Down River Road, the Maine Review, No Tokens, the West Review, the Dark, 20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry III, Mud Season Review, Agbowó, FIYAH, West Trade Review, Mooncalves: An Anthology of Weird Fiction, and elsewhere. He is a staff writer at Open Country Mag.