Of Love & Comets

By Olabisi Abiodun Akinwale:

ÀNÌKÉ- Day 3

Of Love & Comets

I have tried gathering bits of me together
in a baritone casting silence into music,
tried finding my lost rib in the absence grief made clear,
I had forgotten a boy’s body will never be enough
to hold what lies in the dark with dead memory,
what lies in a poem emptied of light & clinks,
I had forgotten a boy’s body will always be an anatomy of war
without art, without a tender hand switching
his lowliness to a perpetual dream & this is where you curled
into a country in my vein, where you chuckled

& I became, this is where I learnt a boy
could stretch his heart in love’s name
& it would be longer than the sky.
baby, I have taken after the rain to leave rainbows
at every spot our bodies bursts into a downpour,
forgive me, it’s how it feels to be in love with the oceans,
with the smell of rain, with the birds & their folklores,
with you, with spring in the body of a black girl,
forgive me, it is how it feels to think of home
& your face litters the sky as comets.

© Olabisi Abiodun Akinwale
Undiluted Poet

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