Abdulbasit Oluwanishola

Abdulbasit Oluwanishola, SWAN V, is a young Nigerian poet and essayist who writes from Ilorin, Kwara State. He’s studying Agriculture at Usmanu Dafodiyo University, Sokoto. He is the winner of the PCU Eid Celebration on-the-spot poetry contest 2023. He was shortlisted in the Dawn Project Writing Contest 2023. His works are up/forthcoming on Rowayat, Poetry Journal, Poetry Column, Ninshãr Arts, World Voices Magazine, Last Stanza, The Marbled Sigh, Invisible City and elsewhere. He tweets @OO1810107.

i’ve watched leaves raining down from their mother tree,
yours was a droplet of salt on our wounds.