By Chisom M. Eze
The sun chose to be cradled in my chest,
the center of the universe,
where my heart lies and her head rests.
RE: Atlas and the heavens on his shoulders.
All this passion
compressed into a lump of needless energy.
No wonder my heart constantly burns
pumping my veins full of fire.
“I am not vain; I am not vain”
Yet I wear depression like a gold chain
and fill my teeth with ultraviolet lies,
because the ultra-violent life I’ve been subject to
left me with the memories of
knuckle braces, silver spikes and wooden canes.
How can you live
when your touch scars the ones you love?
This was not what I asked of her when I prayed.
I do not want to walk around
love to pain,
Chisom M. Eze popularly known as the Aliensoul, is a 22-year-old poet, songwriter, and creative writer. He has been writing short stories about a boy named Obi and several adventures of a girl named Jennifer since childhood. He started writing poetry officially in 2015, mostly about love, its fancy, heartbreak and its charms, depression, mental illness, and the onus of living. He has a chapbook that's currently in the works.
Chisom reads a lot that he does not have any favourite books. He does, however, have authors he likes to read, such as Remi Akinwande (apollotheyouth), Pamilerin Jacob (Jacques Wharley), Odule O' Susanne (Susanne O. Sussane), Derek Ehiorobo (derekimagines), John Dele (temmywrites), Chimamanda Adichie, Chimdindu Zikora, Kofoworola Odozi, John Dele, and more.
Chisom doubles as a musician/songwriter during the day/most of the night and a poet in the evenings and early mornings. Being quite the "art butterfly," Chisom draws, sings, cooks, models, and dances (horribly).
He's a graduate of Architecture from the University of Nigeria and does not believe in continuing on that path. Chisom is quite passionate about mental health advocacy. Suffering from depression and anxiety for years, he longs to see a spread of the knowledge about mental illness, its misconceptions, symptoms, and the benefits of therapy.
He is Pro LGBTQ and a feminist. Also quite passionate about Animé and strongly believes everyone should watch it.