Conditional Ambition

If commoners had been crowned
And enthroned from the walls of prison
And they became the talk of nations
And perhaps went on the journey of every man
And the earth quacked and sobbed from Guinea
To the arctic, and savannah grass mourned and
Tropic forest shuffled to the burial rites and even
Orangutan blabbered from the mountain encomiums
To life of humanitarianism unseen

Then I too will foment sedition
And find my way into kirikiri
But before then will confer with patrons
And matrons non-temporal to animate
Appropriate calabashes at appropriate T-junctions
I will first settle invisible things,
These days.

‘Deji W. Adesoye

About Ijagun Poetry Journal

Ijagun Poetry Journal is a quarterly journal that provides a platform from which we can tell our own stories in the authenticity of their multiplicity through the poetic medium. We don’t want to hear these stories from our master “griots” alone; we want to hear from those mastering their art, too. Hence, we aim at publishing new and emerging poets. We also welcome the works of established poets in order to encourage the poetic genius of those mastering poetic art. We prize original works that conform to, break or reinvent conventions. Again, we accept reviews and critical essays on poetry. We also accept powerful art works and photographs that make us appreciate the "poetry" in everything.
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