#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
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
Delivered, having thrived
Against the four waves of Asimov.
Delivered, undefiled by Echelon’s
When my wish whispers to you in your heart,
Know that I have opted for a more
trustworthy bearer –
**Sigidi is a clay image of the human torso with eyes and mouth and nose marked designed and extra-scientifically controlled by human-creator.
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.