Narrated by Oluwatoyosi J. Agbaakin
we are gods molding gods of alloys: transfused cyborgs with our blood, shawled with a million silicon nerves. we prefix their names ‘smart’: these engines sit obediently heeding only to button-clicks. till they became jinns enslaving an impetuous century. we call them messengers, suffer Twitter to feed the Internet blood with ‘hash-tags’— after we committed the scene of a lynched boy in sweaty Lagos to her binary memories. many became adherents aligning with addicted worship when there was Apple fall in the Valley of Silicon to purchase captives that will captain our lives.
BIO: Agbaakin O. Jeremiah, a Nigerian poet and campus Editor reads law in University of Ibadan. His works grace (or are forthcoming on) several e-publications and prints on Poetry Pacific, Antarctica Journal, Wagon Magazine, Sentinel Quarterly, Prachya Review, Wildsound Review, Kalahari Review, Praxis Magazine, African Writer and elsewhere. In 2016, he was a shortlistee for 2016 Dwarts Poetry Prize.