…for Gbémi

#December 28, 2085

I have a wish to make for you.

But, I can’t trust these souless bots

With the message of my wish.

True, humanity might have conquered itself

With humanoids.

Codes and wires searching for a soul

Within fibres and tissues.

Tight ankles and nuts

Wailing like a mat-less gnome.

They may run in terahertz

Wading along the speed of light.

They may think in zettabyte

Winding, unwinding and rewinding

Without a glitch…

Still, I can’t trust these impostors

With my precious wish.

When you finally receive my wish

In the chambers of your heart,

Delivered with no interference

From some black hat fingers.

Delivered, unaltered by some

Rogue autocorrect.

Delivered, having thrived

Against the four waves of Asimov.

Delivered, undefiled by Echelon’s

Prying eyes…

When my wish whispers to you in your heart,

Know that I have opted for a more

trustworthy bearer –

ìgìdì.

**Sigidi is a clay image of the human torso with eyes and mouth and nose marked designed and extra-scientifically controlled by human-creator.

Oredola Ibrahim

Oredola Ibrahim

Writer & Entrepreneur

Oredola Ibrahim holds a law degree from the University of Ibadan. He has interest in writing, literature, culture, and journalism, but for the past couple of years, he has been trying to balance those interests with entrepreneurship. His works have appeared on VoicesNet, Kalahari Review, Praxis Magazine, Poetryzoo, Kreative Diadem, and elsewhere. Alongside Rasaq Malik, he co-edited a Yoruba literary collection titled “Àtẹ́lẹwọ́ Pélébé” in 2018 and has contributed to many other literary collections within and outside Nigeria. When he is not minding his businesses, he is busy dreaming about following Elon Musk to Mars. He’s the co-founder of Naija Sci-Fi.

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