Dear Eme

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Dear Eme,

you always knew where to look
under the flower vase on the window sill,
between the collapsible bedside mirror
you find the relic of our love, lingering

I often wonder, if you find joy fiddling it
between thumb and index finger
of your restless relentless left hand
what’s left of it – a memory? a tombstone?

a wraith – captured in naked roaming thoughts
or like medicine you swallow whole
daily bits that resuscitate broken pieces
of you, leftovers of the many journeys

embarked upon to find yourself
in a multitude of vapour, froth and mist
of the raging ocean of our love
you never find them calm, as you sail

into a vortex – you’re a boat sucked down
unable to sink in the evoluted convoluted
intricate carvings of our flaming gorge,
you adore and abhor a spar with the dream

and reality, as you search for wholeness
as witness to your joy, your adolescence
purity and madness, wild delicate love
under the lingerie, the wet lips, the moans

you know where to find them bit by bit,
revealing them like a delicate scene
in a staged play, you do not play, you burn
in lust bit by bit, gently like a candle in a shade

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Olutomi Akinsanya



2 thoughts on “Dear Eme

  1. This poem is outstanding and I adored your finale stanza, 😀😎

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    1. Thanks Ivor, I had written it almost a month ago, but didn’t remember until today after going through my drafts. Your validation is very much appreciated. Cheers

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