unquiet

Fragile thoughts

stir insubordinate emotions

an involuntary shiver

pay no heed

let it simmer

 

I transverse the lane

look out for him

You already know

a handshake sufficed

a gentleman’s agreement

I know,

the heart wants what it wants

 

Multi-tasking, no escape

eyes glued, darting,

hands eager, twitching

Agree to renegotiate

a game changer?

the head is in on this

the heart unrelenting

 

Starry skies, we recollect

and try not to veer off

Empty sofa, sunken pillows

the night is still young

 

Unavoidable separation

our hearts bridge the distance

I know,

my heart wants what it wants

 

But he is dignified

that my love

an agreement is what it is

an agreement

©Amaka Paul 2017

Image: Google

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My space, Your space…

Once bubbly and feisty,

Now peaceful among the roots

Nature’s warm bosom,

Earth’s bed space occupied

 

A lesson lost on other tenants

busy amassing, ruthless, heartless

Pointing their morbid sticks

swaying to macabre Chants,

Unsatisfied, relentless

 

In a breadth, each to his space

Just enough for the bearers,

Stretching out for help

Afraid to stand a minute longer,

Where raining mud soon fill

©Amaka Paul 2017

Photography:Kyle Young