TERMS & CONDITIONS – a poem by Jide Badmus

how do I extract the yolk of glory
from this shell of hell?
this furnace is fiery scary
but if I am gold as I was told
I must burn & be born
again — refined by flames.

life is a sinusoidal song,
a rhythm of seasons!
these waves make masts tremble
but my soul is submarine;
I dive in the storm & negotiate
the terms of the tides.

Jide Badmus is an Electrical Engineer who hails from Ilorin, Kwara State. He doesn’t perform poetry but likes to write because the art condenses all other creative genres. He hopes to establish national poetry institute and organize an international poetry festival someday soon.