In the darkness, she doesn’t need light to see him because she knows the shape of his face, the width, and pointiness of his nose and the distance between it and his lips.Read More
I feel you in my belly
but I’m trying to act normal
my entire body is changing
and it’s all because of you
You were my drug,
a drug I thought I could never let go of.
You were my escape,
when I wanted a break from reality.
You knew the real me,
behind the facade I showed the rest of the world.
wake me up with breakfast in bed
because you want to feed me
send me roses at work
because you know I love them
I find myself saying things I don’t mean often not because I wish to lie but more because I have automatic replies I’ve constructed in my head.Read More
I wonder if crunchy nut is still your favorite cereal and if you still drink vodka straight from the bottle.
I wonder if you still stay on the phone for hours talking to your family and if you still stay on the phone till you fall asleep.
The fourth Lagos International Poetry Festival was scheduled for Oct 31st – Nov 4th 2018 and I had the opportunity of attending one of the events. I heard about the festival on instagram as I did not know this festival even existed before then. At my book club’s last hangout(yes I’m a member of a […]Read More
Twenty years later
but I still remember
that horrid smell
I’ve been waiting
for my day
the day I will be noticed
the day I will be appreciated
even though I know we’re really different
I almost believe you and I are really alike
even though I know you don’t know what love is
I almost believe you when you say you love me