Salawu OlajideĀ 

Mountain Like Men

Days at Igbeti

Truly the rock has life in this town.
Igneous children
Backed by sedimentary mothers.
Boulders of men
Fighting molten enemies.
An ore goddess
Sits in her majesty
Looking into the sky
Long before these modern machines
Come grinding them into granite
To tar the road of our life.






Salawu Olajide is a researcher at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria and can be reached at