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  • LOVE // MUSIC SHEETS
     
    all my dreams keep repeating
     
    like leaves passing under our feet
     
    in the middle of the night
     
    each time i peek at you –
     
    magical fish
     
     
    all my dreams keep repeating
     
    like a scratched vinyl record
     
    in the middle of a quiet room
     
    each time i peek at your shadow
     
    stepping out of the wall
     
     
    i confess: your voice is my favorite collection
     
    come and be the hand that takes me to the next groove
     
    come and be my sea, sun, road welcoming each morning
     
    with a cup of coffee and wind
     
     
     
    ***

    GeNesis
     
     
    safety depends on what we consider home:
     
    a house a brainy hole of memories
     
    a honeycomb – like the taste of womanhood
     
    on the roof of my mother’s tongue
     
    i have learnt to be content
    with my orange teeth and salty skin
     
    behold the absence of grief on my face
    i don’t have to be a river overflowing
     
    with regrets
     
    neither a sky hanging in place with a fraying string
    with each new sun i am learning to love my body –
     
    i speak less with my disorders
     
    i am learning to become stronger and smaller
     
    than i could ever dream
    i am learning to be like dreams nest on the eyes of a lover
    i am learning to bear a flower like name among every other thing
     
    so next time you see me across the street
     
    staring at my own abundance
    know that:
    i am blowing away my sins
     
    like an eye lash
    and building myself
     
    from scratch

    About The Author

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    Ojo Taiye

    Oye Taiye was born and grew up in Kaduna.  He currently lives in Agbor, Delta State, Nigeria.  Mr. Taiye is a poet, essayist and teaches Tourism in Calvary Group of Schools, Agbor. His poems and works have appeared in journals like Kalahari Review, Brittle Paper, Glass Journal, Tuck magazine, Lunaris Review, Elsewhere, Eunoia Review, Lit Mag, Juke, Praxis magazine and elsewhere.