Poetry

Okolo Chinua: In My Sleep I Am Romeo

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IN MY SLEEP I AM ROMEO

Today I saw someone, eyes I wanted to give the world, hands I wanted to help grasp everything they wanted.

There’s a terrible feeling that comes with knowing only the red parts of one’s tomorrow, in knowing that her tomorrow doesn’t include me.

Which is why I believe so much in today because I can see the day ends with a moonlight smile

I hold on to pieces of me I want to let go of.

Son, there’s a vulnerability that comes with loving. It’s like holding on to a log of wood in the expanse of an ocean…

But her eyes are brownish black which means there is some part of this I do not see right

She walks towards me. I fall again.

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Poem © Okolo Chinua

Image by Cdd20 from Pixabay (modified)

About the author

Okolo Chinua

Okolo Chinua is a writer who writes for many reasons, the beauty of tomorrow being just one out of the many. Currently he's a student of English Language in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

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