31 DAYS OF POETRY- DAY 17- DOGS AND BONES- Ayoola Goodyness Olanrewaju

for you...

i wanted to mouth
on a flute
and lid her holes of tunes
with the letters of your

i wanted to write a song
of ease
on the lurking loneliness
in the brags of nights...

i have just read how to make
a flute-
the book says
it is from a bone from my bones
chiseled by the craft in your womanliness...

but when you took the bone from my bones
i saw your tail-
a dog and

 too late...

Goodness Olanrewaju Ayoola ventured into poetry at the age of thirteen; he finds his inspirations from the emptiness of everything around and hopes that his poetry will take the nights and write the darkness away into the inks of dawn. His poems have appeared in poetry journals and anthologies. Some of his poems have garnered awards and translated into Assamese. He has an NCE in English and Yoruba Languages and a B. A (Ed) in English. He is a teacher of English and the author of ‘Meditations’, a collection of poems.

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