Do you know how
The rooms of a heart that longs for life look like?
There is a table of two there—
Where you can worship the picture of your own love
Without getting hurt or broken.
You know, the heart is like a fire finding a home on a flowing river.
You get stuck when your brain builds
a house full of butterflies:
— of how loving you is the only thing that returns
With wet memories of what you’ve had.
You may not know this,
Because your body is made of two creations—
1. To be dead to what kills us.
2. To keep surviving for what wants us.
& That’s how we’ve been finding love— death & survival.
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Abioye Samuel Akorede is a writer—a poet— from Kwara State, Nigeria. He was the “first runner up” of 2018 chrysolite writer of the year. He believes so much in his own style of writing and wishes to impact lives through his poetry.
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