Let The Dead Forgive
I have sent emissaries to the land of the dead,
But my letters have remained unread.
I have laid wreathes at your tombstone
But my heart cannot move on.
I wish I could send you off with bliss and laughter;
Enrapture you with obsessive love.
Alas, your memory of me was snaked
With pain. Let the dead forgive,
Let the dead forgive!
Please, leave me to grieve
And live in peace.
Poem: Tolu’ A. Akinyemi
Image: Jr Korpa on Unsplash