By Olabisi Abiodun Akinwale:
ÀNÌKÉ- Day 2
You’ll Find Me Tomorrow
as a nightingale at the other side of your bed,
throwing you at songs swaying before mirrors
reflecting the evening fall in your eyes,
a warm haven calling me out of the wild,
out of the deadness of a world without love.
you’ll find me as raindrops hitting
the desert in your heart with dreams,
which means you will never walk your wounds alone,
you will rise at dawn with my hands
around your waist like an angel on guard.
they said nowhere is safe in a boy with
enough memories to keep the dead alive,
but your voice does not give a fuck,
it comes with its own fluorescents, lighten up
this gloom of a body to a burning lamp,
tell me, what home feels better than the one
turning a boy away from the world & its ache?
& when I said you will find me tomorrow,
I am saying you will always live in my mouth,
In every gospel of salvation carving a tongue out of my art,
I am saying our love will always be celestial,
always dressed in beauty, in white with nine lives.
© Olabisi Abiodun Akinwale