The mango tree outside the mosque had grown wild, its branches cast shades over the rusty train track. The cars’ skeletons in front of our old house were in a nearly perfect line, as I believe we would all be on the day of resurrection.
Hussain Ahmed is a Nigerian poet and environmentalist. His works are featured or forthcoming in POETRY, Kenyon Review, Transition Magazine, AGNI and elsewhere. He is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Mississippi. He is the author of Harp in a Fireplace (New Found, 2021) and Soliloquy with the Ghosts in Nile (Black Ocean, 2022). He lives in Oxford.