A love song with plenty birds & baritones

By Olabisi Abiodun Akinwale:

ÀNÌKÉ- Day 8

A love song with plenty birds & baritones

even in the dark, what shows us the way is another body. -Romeo Oriogun

& you’ve shown me ways out of me,
out of the emptiness tied around my neck,
you’ve shown me love could sprout out of a body
grief buried in the dark with the weight of absence,
& I like the feeling of your hands on my body
finding the last place our love kept the night awake,
your mouth locked with things my heart beats for,
like poetry, like rain, like aesthetics,
like a love song with plenty birds & baritones.
I like the feeling of our lips clutched in a kiss
braided with desires & dreams & doves,
I like how your laughter resonate in my arms,
gently, soft like art, like bed of flowers,
like an angel giggling at the earth’s humor,
& I long for night our love will multiply into
twinkling stars in a desolate room with slow music,
nothing set butterflies free like the chemistry
between bodies holding lightening in a trance,
I long for days the rains will keep our emotions
in closed doors, for there is always
a rare form of beauty in the matrimony
the eyes of the sun cannot reach.

© Olabisi Abiodun Akinwale
Undiluted Poet

Olabisi Abiodun Akinwale
Olabisi Abiodun Akinwale

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