Damilola Omotoyinbo (Frontier XIX), is a Nigerian Creative Writer, a fellow of the Ebedi International Writers' Residency, and a finalist for the 2022 Writing Ukraine Prize. She has work published or forthcoming on Lolwe, Olongo, The Deadlands, Ake Review, Agbowoart, and elsewhere. In addition to writing, Damilola studied Biochemistry. Follow her on Twitter.
tongues entwined. fingers stroke every crooked thing
till they become straight. palms cup turgid breasts
and carve them into percussion instruments — a drum,
a gong. tits morph into a harmonica. Aṣa's Be My Man
plays softly, and every thrust, wonder that turns back
the clock's hands. time slows — lit candles cast hazy
shadows of hands caressing an hourglass.
two souls stretched taut begin to float in space,
they long to refract reality
— to birth a surreal thing. their bodies search
for the closest route to heaven. they cradle desire
into a mould of miracle. listen to the music of horny
groin — a woman moaning down the walls of Jericho.
cleansing. purification. fanatics
digging their way through fantasy island.
Torch Literary Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit established to publish and promote creative writing by Black women. We publish contemporary writing by experienced and emerging writers alike. Programs include the Wildfire Reading Series, writing workshops, and retreats.