Obehi Aigiomawu: ‘Of Writer’s Block’

Writer’s block,
To me is
The irrational fear
That Writing has left me.
My mind convinces my body that the space she once occupied is empty.
I write with doubt, and in essence I write nothing.
I bask in the glory of all the words I’d previously written.
I mourn this loss; that there won’t be more.
But, I am always proven wrong.
From the silence,
I hear her speak, her tone is chiding.

‘The Soul, will one day leave
Its body.
But, no day will come
When it’ll leave behind its


Obehi Aigiomawu

Obehi Aigiomawu is a young Nigerian writer also known by her pen name, VESSEL. Her debut anthology ‘Of Humans’ was published last year. She is currently working on her debut novel, ‘Black Sheep’. Aside from writing, she harbours a fondness for travelling, drawing, and photography.

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