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There is a Chasm Between us.

There is a  c   h   a   s   m  be-tween us.
             Darkest fears visited me when
you left;
    Emotions choke my throat ...but you
wouldn't stay. You said        "there are lot
     of s e c n e r e f f i d (i.e differences)    & nothing is working/will work:
            Not a talk permit on the bed
  nor silent gazes. our eyes will not talk."
I rehearsed — fever against my dark self.
I could be  d    o     n     n
                      r     w     i      g
in a sea of boiling water
& my flesh, tearing from the bone
at your                 absence.
       But nothing will e s c a p e  your lips
           save a movement of weary hands
                        against my frail face,
against the breeze bu  zz  ing like neon
on my face. in this city of window pain,
Where you can only     look. and    look again,
not wanting to wave a goodbye...
I could get b r o k - e n  by my freezing fears
& sour tears (that means nothing to you)
because you keep  s  l  i  p  p  i  n  g
     off my sanity and insanity
each time me dive into a Mediterranean
of thought. but I keep
w  a  i  t  i  n  g  for you like
Christ's second coming.

"words from the innocent mind"
Akinwale Peace Akindayo
Philip Peace

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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
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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
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