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You were purple the day you stepped
Out of your white smile.
I remembered staring at you,
Lost in thoughts and illusions.
I should have worn you on my skin;
Then, every night I will sit under
A starless sky and doodle the words
I should have painted on your heart.
To write your name only where
My heart can read in a language
Our souls could understand.
I don’t know this feeling I feel.
They say love is blind, but what of lust?
I don’t know if I’m blind because
I see only you in a multitude.
I want to take you home,
To dance with you on my bed,
To enjoy the rhythm of your jigida,
And drink you when I thirst.
Iliya Kambai Dennis hails from Kaduna state, Nigeria. He is passionate about writing, mostly, he finds himself writing poems when obsess. He sees writing as an art that heals. He is currently a final year physics student at the Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, where he writes. His works have appeard on Youth shades magazine, Afreecan read, praxis magazine, and African writers.
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