By Olabisi Abiodun Akinwale:
ÀNÌKÉ- Day 1
I have come again with words draped in milk & music,
I have come, this time, with a longing to adore the light that is you,
I have come with a heart clouded in beauty & art,
open the door of your skin, it’s about to rain goosebumps.
I have come with butterflies for the me in you, the you in me,
two hearts synced in one to make God’s heartbeat,
I have come with dusk on my tongue, stars in my mouth,
reach for my lips lets make a soft dream of dawn.
I have come with lullabies of salt & bliss,
let me do to your soul what poetry does a sky with plenty birds,
I have come with greens & fertility & blues & hope,
bury my head in your chest till we are one with divinity.
I have come with the unsaid words of sunset,
come, grace my voice with your brown giggles as they slip off
my mouth for your bosom, for sacred places in your body
with the magic of blooming through storms, untouched.
I have come again in the name of all that is divine,
I have come, with love so artful it will paint you to an irresistible work of art,
I have come with lightening in my bone, metaphors in my vein,
Ànìké mi, plant a kiss on my cheek & it will grow into poetry.
© Olabisi Abiodun Akinwale