We have come too far Built with waxed fingertips Stalls of crayon fruit and kente merchantry Soaking boast from toiled memory
We have brought colour here – Look at the powdered dispersion of grey light Sculpted midwifery into ‘pane clasp Magicked this place into buoyed commerce
We have weaved economies of space Found space within space Bulged over willow and water Contorted make-do stations
We gave adrenaline to wheezed architecture Bowing dried crayfish aroma under slab slips Beating torque into day This here is patented
This quotient of sky is ours
Caleb Oluwafemi is a poet, English teacher and a member of the SXWKS collective. His works often focus on his experiences as a British-Nigerian. Sanguine, his first book in collaboration with illustrator Olivia Twist, will be released in November 2015. Caleb has led poetry workshops in schools in East and North London in conjunction with the charity Reach Out and was the Roundhouse Poetry Slam 2015 winner. On November 12th Caleb is reading at Well Versed's event at the Peckham Literary Festival.