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It Is Not My Tears by Akinwale Peace

Akinwale Peace

It Is Not My Tears.

He has gone with the moon to fetch fire wood
He ne'er came back till the sun ruled the sea.
Hunters hoot and owls howl within sharp blades;
It is not my tears, but I'll tear for them.

The sun licked the ocean and spat between
two worlds like teary drops and hearty aches;
Of drenching mirth and gloomy melody—
It is not my tears, but I'll tear for them.

The fish drowned in the water when thick cloud
dragged the moon out of the sky and gave red;
No probe, no query, no knock of silence—
It is not my tears, but I'll tear for them.

The kiss of the air are shadows of dusts
Moon fell between loves and love adored hate;
Either pose a shadow of starved yearnings—
It is not my tears, but I'll tear for them.

The time is sick yet fleets like a drugged horse,
Time needs healing; for riches dwell in rags
and flushing heart from cradle to casket;
It is not my tears, but I'll tear for them.

The land is a broken fiber, woven
in locks of disjointed lyrics. How will
a burnt palace reflect beauty when burnt?
It is not my tears, but I'll tear for them.

"words from the innocent mind"
            Philip Peace

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For Ikeoluwa.

I have sailed in the ocean — on
your body's warm drenched spot axis,
and i have felt the touch of your
freezing burning hands and cold words:
you said some soft words gently in
my ear on a cold night. and my
body is a tree, it rustles
when winds beat. winds like your mutters.

I have a whirling desire
that we are over the 9th edge;
grabbing, rocking, licking, tasting —
and the passion flows 'n' action shows.
your whole body defines a lot
even when i see nothing but
the voluptuous pillows of a
tired bed, calling me to sleep.

Slowly, this pace beats rapidly
like a running fire. and i'm
burning coldly on a meet with
your whitish round thorax muscle.
glorious! your body is a bike
and i'm good at riding roughly.
slide and glide, make a symphony
of our salvation on this cold night.

Akinwale Peace AkindayoPhilip Peace